Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Bush Appointees Remain

A wonderful website and blog that is a daily read has been added to our scroll and it's called Main Justice. In a recent post, Main Justice focused on the issue of how many Bush Appointees remain at the 93 U.S. Attorney Offices. It is obvious now that the Rove Racket doesn't want to leave.

Here's an excerpt:

So, what’s the state of play on U.S. Attorneys now that the Obama administration has passed the 100-day mark? To answer that, we tried to assemble some hard numbers. To wit: How many Clinton-appointed U.S. Attorneys were still on the job at the end of April 2001? And how many Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys are still in place now? The answer: Around 53 Bush-appointees are still coming to work at the 93 U.S. Attorney offices around the country, by our count. But at this point eight years ago, only 32 Clinton-appointed prosecutors were still on the job, the DOJ says. That’s a difference of 21. The above tally on Bush-appointed U.S. Attorneys is our own, and it differs somewhat from the numbers reported on the Department of Justice’s Web site. The DOJ puts asterisks next to “presidentially appointed” U.S. Attorneys. What the DOJ really appears to mean is “Senate confirmed” U.S. Attorneys. Unlike the DOJ list, we’ve included in our tally some prosecutors who were appointed during the Bush administration but never confirmed by the Senate, amid turbulence over the politicization of the Bush DOJ. Prosecutors in that category
include Jeffrey A. Taylor in the District of Columbia, who withdrew his nomination under opposition
from Democrat Eleanor Holmes Norton, DC’s non-voting delegate to the House. But Taylor has remained on the job under a U.S. District Court appointment.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks so much for noticing our new site about the Department of Justice! Although we haven't begun promoting Main Justice yet, we are grateful that people are both finding it, and finding it useful. There is a brief, free reqistration required -- by signing up for our newsletter and registering, you will help us persuade advertisers to support it, and hopefully help keep us running.
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