Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Finally, a Relatively Non-Partisan AG?

So, you can illustrate a lot about the last seven years just by pointing to some facts about the office of Attorney General.

For example: Alberto Gonzales was such a partisan hack that John Ashcroft had to make a quasi-death-bed last stand to protect our civil rights.

John. Ashcroft.

And now: after scratching and clawing to (miraculously) take back both houses of Congress, the Dems have to fight like hell to get...what? An AG that will mindlessly favor their policies? An AG that will lean hard in the direction of protecting civil liberties? Noooo... Rather, an AG who seems as if he might not be a complete puppet of the administration. THAT'S what counts as victory for the Dems these days: by exerting all their might, they can force the administration to appoint someone who is, well, what all AGs are supposed to be: fair, rational, and relatively impartial.

Remind me of this next time I'm ragging on the Dems. Comparatively speaking, they actually end up looking pretty darn good much of the time.


Blogger lovable liberal said...

Nope, a supporter of torture and newspeak about it and of the Bushist claims of almost unlimited executive power. But the Dems will cave and then pat themselves on the back for asking "tough" questions, nevermind that they're hardly getting any answers.

2:28 PM  
Blogger Winston Smith said...

Yup, but that didn't come out until day 2...

2:05 PM  

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