From the Right: U.S. attorney firings

Elizabeth Gorder

Elizabeth Gorder

President Bush has dismissed eight of the 93 U.S. attorneys. To be clear, U.S. attorneys are political appointments. These attorneys work for the executive branch. They do not work for the courts or the judicial branch of government. We should not confuse the judicial system with cabinet appointees and political appointees.

Liberals are in overdrive reporting this latest negative and clearly partisan attack (not exactly the change the Democrats campaigned on – partisan politics as usual) that they think will stick to the president. This, like many of the liberals’ previous attempts to damage the president, will fail. That being said, this is simply a non-issue. The liberals and the media seem to have forgotten that this has precedent.

The media, which currently serves as the Democrats’ own propaganda machine, have recently reported that President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales conspired to fire eight of the 93 U.S. attorneys. I am sure they did this at the urging of the Prince of Darkness himself, Karl Rove (another Teflon Bushie), and probably had secret meetings with Deep Throat.

There is one thing that the media has forgotten while they’ve been reporting this, and that is their journalistic integrity to be honest and report with fairness. You see, they are trying to make the dismissal of the eight attorneys who were underperforming a bad thing. What they do not tell you is that in 1993 President Clinton, along with Attorney General Janet Reno, fired all 93 U.S. attorneys.

The other thing the media fails to tell you is that U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the president, and if the president is no longer pleased with their performance, he can let them go. But the left doesn’t quite understand that. They think everybody should serve at the pleasure of themselves. I think Dick Morris (former Clinton aide) said it best last week on one of those talking-head-in-your-face cable “news” programs, “The President could fire them if he didn’t like the color of their hair.”

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