Thursday, March 29, 2007


This whole US Attorney scandal is a non-starter for me. By law the President has always had the right to remove a US attorney at his discretion and it is a frequently used discretion. The only part of the "scandal" that I consider significant is the changes to the appointment process made in the PATRIOT act which unbalance the appointment of replacement US attorneys. It is not good for "temporary appointments" to last indefinitely. Those changes are being repealed as we speak.

Now on under-reported scandals, QandO has noticed some ethical irregularities in other areas. Turns out Diane Feinstein's husband Richard Blum owns several military construction contractors and holds a lot of stock in several military suppliers. Why is this a big deal? Because Feinstein chaired the military construction subcommittee for the last six years. Six years where her husband has made billions.

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