Friday, May 04, 2007

US Attorney Scandal

Yes, the US attorneys are political appointments - i.e., they are nominated by the President, and serve at his pleasure. But once appointed, they are supposed to be apolitical, like the high court justices, who are appointed by the President, but are supposed to independent thereafter.

Anyway, for any reader who doesn't get what the fuss is all about, this TPM post is a must-read. The practical consequences of what this administration did should become clear.