Saturday, April 28, 2007

So THAT'S why Mark Pryor Wants Gonzo Gone So Bad

Well now. This article from the Saturday Washing ton post sure sheds a bit of light as to the nature of the specific burr Mark Pryor has had under his saddle where the Attorney General is concerned. I would be just a wee bit steamed my own self if I were him…In fact, no amount of groveling or ass-kissing by the feckless loser who currently calls himself the attorney general would have swayed me under these circumstances, either.

Turns out that When Bud Cummins, the U.S. Attorney for Arkansas was being considered for termination by Main Justice for not being quite the Loyal Bushie that the Administration had in mind, the White House called Rep. John Boozman (R-Ark.) "and pretty much told him what they are doing with this appointment and how they are going about it,"

The message indicates that Bush administration officials told Boozman about their plans to fire Cummins at the same time that Sen. Mark Pryor (D-Ark.) and other Democrats say they were being stonewalled.

Pryor has accused Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and other Justice officials of lying to him about the firing of Cummins, who was replaced by Tim Griffin, a former Rove aide and an opposition researcher at the Republican National Committee.

Boozman said that when he spoke with Justice officials last summer, they told him Griffin would be subject to Senate confirmation. However, Gonzales appointed Griffin as interim U.S. attorney, using authority that has since been repealed by Congress.

To Boozman’s credit, he objected strenuously to the plan, citing Cummins professional reputation in the legal and political communities in and around Little Rock. His objections were overruled, but he does get credit for protesting the injustice emanating outward from Main Justice.

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