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Poor Barry may not be able to get rid of US Attorneys due to Dem hysterics.

Posted by foundersfreedom on March 14, 2009

Here’s a bit of sweet irony from the Washington Post .  The Dems manic screams about GWB firing 8, yes 8, federal attorneys may make it difficult for the Prez to follow in Clinton’s footsteps and fire ALL 100 of them.  Even though he probably wants to, and Presidents, except certain Republicans, have the right to.

Knowing that hypocrisy is genetic in liberals, he’ll likely fire a bunch of them and it just won’t get reported.  Nothing new here, just interesting that WashPo, of all papers, ran this article at all.  They’ll probably be getting a call from the Whitehouse asking whose side they’re on here. 

From the article:

One of the better spoils of winning the presidency is the power to appoint nearly 100 top prosecutors across the country. But filling the plum jobs has become a test of competing priorities for President Obama. While he pledged bipartisanship during his campaign, replacing the cadre of mostly conservative U.S. attorneys would signal a new direction.

The White House is under pressure from several fronts, both to appoint new prosecutors favored by members of Congress and, in other cases, to keep some U.S. attorneys from the Bush administration.

Several Bush holdovers, who were told before the inauguration that they could stay “for the time being,” are making it known that they want to remain, citing the high-profile investigations they are pursuing. About 40 of the Bush appointees left of their own accord before the election, but dozens have stayed on.

“I would caution the Obama administration against making wholesale removals of U.S. attorneys,” said Mark Paoletta, who served in George H.W. Bush’s Office of Presidential Personnel and in the White House counsel’s office. Such a move, he said, “would unfortunately give the appearance of politicizing these law enforcement positions.”

“They can’t want all these people,” she said. “These are all very, very conservative Republicans. I think it’s going to be tricky, because if they do nine of them at once, the Republicans are going to scream exactly like the Democrats did.”

Poor Barry.  First he had to back away from his transparency pledge,  then his no lobbyist pledge, then his no earmarks pledge and now THIS!  And he’s only two months in.  It’s going to be a long four years for him (and much worse for us.)

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2 Responses to “Poor Barry may not be able to get rid of US Attorneys due to Dem hysterics.”

  1. sanityinjection said

    Interesting, I hadn’t seen this. Wouldn’t it be so much simpler if the Democrats simply accepted that the President, regardless of party, should be able to can any executive agency employee at will? I supported Bush’s right to do so; I’ll support Obama’s. That is, after all, why we name the Adnministration after the President (Bush Administration, Obama Administration.)

  2. They are a bunch of hypocrites on pretty much everything, so no surprise here. And like I said, he’ll do it anyway and it will not get reported.

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