'Ex-Justice Aide Admits Politics Affected Hiring '
You don't say
... Listen, Dems are going to have to do better than this in the U.S. Department of Justice probe. We already know about the Bush hackerama: Mike Brown
and partronage hires in Iraq
, etc., etc., etc. But the essense of the DOJ controversy is whether U.S. Attorneys were politically pressured to prosecute people before elections -- and whether they were fired for not prosecuting people before elections. Sure, it's important to expose the pathetic Monica Goodling as the Jane Swift of DOJ. But if the probe is about exposing hack politics, then Dems are vulnerable too.
-- Maybe the Washington Post could hire Howie Carr as a consultant to set up a 1-800-FED-HACK hotline. It probably would be more effective -- and cheaper -- than a Congressional committee. ... Hello? Fed Hack Hotline? Half the Macon County Republican Party Central Committee just landed jobs at the Department of Justice's Afghan judicial reconstruction unit. Click!