Saturday, January 17, 2009

Bush appointees won't go quietly

Two beneficiaries of the infamous Attorney Purge scandal, U.S. Attorneys Mary Beth Buchanan of Pittsburgh and Alice Martin of Birmingham are refusing to resign as is customary with an new incoming administration. They're claiming they must stay because they're in hot pursuit of corrupt Democrats and it would be 'unseemly' for the transition team to ask for their resignations.

Buchanan, BFF with Sen. Rick Santorum, was the 'brains' behind the $12 million project, Operation Pipedream, which ultimately sent Tommy Chong to jail for selling art quality glass bongs. Her outstanding case, a partisan witch hunt against "one of the country’s most prominent medical examiners, Dr. Cyril Wecht," who happens to be a bigshot PA Democrat, is predicated on a bucket of petty charges remarkably similar to a complaint made earlier against Santorum that she declined to pursue.

Alice Martin is the 'mastermind' behind the failed prosecutions of Richard Scrushy and former Alabama Gov. Don Siegelman. The Siegelman case was such a glaring example of prosecutorial misconduct that 60 Minutes did a segment on it. "Her conduct has been the subject of repeated investigations by Congress and the Justice Department’s ethics office, several of which are still pending." Maybe she wants to hang on until she can be indicted herself but let her do it as a private citizen.

I could say more, but I think I'll let John Cole handle this one:
Dear President-Elect Obama,

I know you hate confrontation, and that is commendable. However, there needs to be a complete and total wingnut purge at Justice, and these two need to be thrown out on their asses. No questions.


John Cole (joined by Libby Spencer)
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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great video. Hadn't heard that song in years.

And good luck to you and John in the Augean stables that are the justice department.

4:55:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Hey DLB. It was a great song wasn't it? I hadn't even thought of it in years.

9:56:00 PM  

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