In 2008, no Federal Prosecutor can be trusted to enforce the law when that would favor Democrats
I mean, that's just obvious, right? Jon Carrol in the San Francisco Chronicle:
If those eight U.S. attorneys were fired at the behest of Karl Rove for real or imagined disloyalty to the president (and that does seem to be the case), then what were the 85 other prosecutors doing right? Why are they still in place?
See, the thing is, there's an election coming up in 2008. There are likely to be disputes about what happened in the voting booths. A pliable federal prosecutor would be a useful thing to have around when legal challenges are starting. Since the plan to fire the attorneys had been in the works for two years, it could be an example of Karl Rove's ability to think long term. Just an idea.
Makes sense. Somebody should cross-tab the USAs with the seats Rove thought were vulnerable in his (Hatch Act-violating) presentation at GSA...