DAs Fired For Politics

Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Daisy, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Daisy

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    Bush's Justice Department has recently fired seven DAs. Some were investigating politicians for corruption and at least one was fired as a favor to Rove's former aid.

    Oh, it's our old friend the Patriot Act:

    Former Attorney General Ashcroft helped draft the Patriot Act. Was this provision - especially the indefinite timespan - necessary for anti-terrorism or just handy for consolidating power in the presidency. Consider that the president may be from a different political party soon....
     
  2. The Galatian

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    The door swings both ways. Any time the law is amended to permit corruption, it's going to happen. I will be very surprised if the next democratic president doen't succumb to the temptation to use it in the same way.
     
  3. carpro

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    Is it true that the ones that were fired by the Bush Administration were also appointed by them?

    Is it also true that Clinton fired prosecutors en masse when he was elected?

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  4. Daisy

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    Yes, I even bolded that part. Did you miss that?

    I don't know. It's fairly common at the beginning of a term to put in your guys which, in Clinton's day, had to be confirmed by the Senate. It's less common to replace your own, competant guys with political cronies.
     
  5. carpro

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    They hired 'em. They can fire 'em.

    End of story.
     
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    So true . . .

     
  7. Daisy

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    Sure they can and they can put in whomever they please with no oversight --- thanks to the Patriot Act.
     

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