Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Round Two in LA

In June, the Rove Republican Racket suffered an enormous setback in Los Angeles. A U.S. District judge tossed out the two most serious charges against a Democratic political operative indicted on three charges of violating federal campaign finance laws. Read the story here. A third charge was dropped later.

Bush-appointed U.S. Attorney Thomas P. O'Brien suffered an embarrassing legal blow. He's since resigned, but the leftovers of the Rove-Bush-Cheney machine are marching on.

On Monday, according to Main Justice, the U.S. Attorney's office in Los Angeles filed an appeal alleging that that Pierce O'Donnell (pictured) violated the "spirit" of campaign financing laws.

In summary, the Republicans want to put a prominent Democrat, O'Donnell, who also happens to be a respected lawyer, behind bars like they've done to many Democrats across the country by stretching the law, spirit or no spirit.

This second round is a waste of U.S. taxpayer money. The appeal should be withdrawn and O'Donnell like all Americans should be left to engage in political activity without fear of legal retaliation by any political racket.