Thursday, March 08, 2007

Karl Rove and The Wood Chipper

QUOTE OF THE DAY, on the fired U.S. Attorneys:
"I think the signal is quite obvious. Remember, we are talking about here are people who are Republican appointees. These are not, you know, professional whistle blowers. These are the ultimate team players. And these are also people that are quite conservative and who showed a great deal of loyalty to the administration. What they apparently did not show was a type of lock step obedience that the Justice Department wants.

"And I have to say is that one of the more troubling legacies of the Bush administration has been the politicization of the Department of Justice. U.S. Attorneys are supposed to retain an element of independence. They're not supposed to be constantly looking over their shoulder to see if Karl Rove is coming on them with a wood chipper. They're really supposed to be able to conduct themselves in the interest in justice, not just in the interest of Karl Rove or in the interest of the President alone ... they serve justice; not him (the president) personally."
Jonathan Turley
George Washington University law professor,
and a constitutional scholar
Even without any other scandals in the Bush administration, this push for Activist Attorneys just might be the most troubling. In fact, it is incredibly scary.

Think about it, OK?

1 comment:

Kim said...

That Libby juror asked the right question; Where's Karl?