Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Sacrificing for Dawson

Former Assistant U.S. Attorney of the Northern District of Mississippi Tom Dawson has done himself in.  The controversial  former prosecutor, who received a secret six-month contract from disgraced U.S. Attorney Jim H. Greenlee a few days after "retiring" last January, co-authored Kings of Tort with right-wing blogger Alan Lange (see post below). Dawson allegedly planned, outlined, and discussed the writing of this book while still serving as a federal prosecutor.

In the Acknowledgements section of the book, Dawson thanks Karen Rushing, his "former legal assistant who not only lived this saga with the rest of us, but endured many sacrifices in helping this technologically challenged co-author get his contributions in on time."

So was Ms. Rushing working on the federal clock? Did she use federal equipment, email servers, fax machines, telephones to help Mr. Dawson? Did Ms. Rushing pull, summarize, or photocopy any files for Mr. Dawson? What "sacrifices" did Ms. Rushing perform on-duty and as a paid employee of the federal government for Mr. Dawson?

Now, come on Tommy. You are not going to tell us Ms. Rushing did all her sacrifices off-hours, on her cell phone, on her own personal computer and gmail account during the evening re-runs of Desperate Housewives, are you?

1 comment:

  1. Interesting tidbit on the inner workings of the US Attorney's Office...if Greenlee does run for state attorney general then the book project by his employees demonstates the political use of his office and the deprivation of honest services...