Thursday, March 15, 2007

Killing Me Softly

Karl Rove was involved in a purge of United States Attorneys? And the administration lied about it? Shocking.

I was at the National Archives with some colleagues not too long ago and we were joking that people better appreciate the Constitution before Bush took his red pencil to it. Unfortunately, it's not much of a joke.

One of the things drilled into a law student's head is the importance of prosecutorial independence. If a district attorney doesn't think charges are warranted, it doesn't matter what the police, the public, or other elected officials think. There is a professional and moral obligation to represent not just the government or the public, but justice. I'm sure that's one of the infinite number of things that have changed in a post-9/11 world, but it seemed to work pretty well for the preceding 200+ years.

Karl Rove and Alberto Gonzales and their minions don't think so, though. They believe that George W. Bush is America and that United States Attorneys are either with him or against us.

These people are killing our democracy.

2 comments:

teh l4m3 said...

Things sure would be a lot easier if this were a dictatorship, and I was dictator.

Adorable Girlfriend said...

I saw the NY Times article on this. Can we get him on lying before Federal investigators and lock him up in an Iranian jail?