Thursday, March 29, 2007

Ted *Hic* Kennedy's Faux Outrage at Attorney Firings

Adding to the opportunistic outrage of the Democrats over Attorneygate, Ted *Hic* Kennedy fumed that the firing of eight (OMG! 8!) attorneys was keyed to aid Republicans in the 2008 presidential election.

I guess Kennedy would know about falsifying elections, given the Democratic Party's history of stuffing the ballot boxes with votes from the cemetery district.

As Ann Coulter pointed out today in this column,

The Bush administration is embroiled in the most ridiculous non-scandal scandal in human history -- set off when the administration stupidly apologized for firing its own employees.

U.S. attorneys are political appointees who serve at the pleasure of the president. The president may fire them for any reason at all. That includes not implementing the president's policy about criminal prosecutions. It also includes being in the way of someone else whom the president wants to appoint for patronage reasons.

Of course, Democrats don't care that Jimmy Carter fired a U.S. attorney for investigating Democratic officials in Philadelphia, or that Bill Clinton fired 93 attorneys in 1993, and up to 30 other prosecutors during his presidency.

After all, it's only a scandal if it is a Republican president, right?