Does this make sense:
Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday dismissed any comparison between the firing last fall of eight U.S. attorneys with the replacement of 93 U.S. attorneys when her husband became president in 1993.
"That’s a traditional prerogative of an incoming president," Clinton said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Once U.S. attorneys are confirmed, they should be given broad latitude to enforce the law as they see fit, she said.
"I think one of the hallmarks of our democracy is we have a devotion to the rule of law," Clinton said.
She conceded that should she win the presidency in 2008, she likely would replace all of the U.S. attorneys appointed by President Bush. She said that’s merely following traditions in which presidents appoint prosecutors of their own party.
Clinton argued that the Bush administration’s firing of the eight federal prosecutors has caused an uproar because it is seen as a conservative push to shift the balance of power in favor of the executive branch.
Sooooo…..firing every single attorney if she is sworn into office (blasphemy) WOULDN’T be a liberal push to shift the balance of power in favor of the executive branch?
I guess you have to be part of the liberal mindmeld to understand this twisted logic. That logic being when a Democrat want to replace some US attorney’s it’s just following common practice. When it’s a Republican replacing Republican attorneys it’s cause for a show trial. Get that?
Clinton fired 93 prosecutors to hire prosecutors that will better represent his party.
Hillary said she would fire all the prosecutors to hire some that will better represent her party.
But in the next breath she said that President Bush is wrong for firing prosecutors because he wanted to hire prosecutors that will better represent his party.
Oh, and I just bet that there were a few files labeled WHITEWATER on the desks of those attorneys fired in 93…..but we all know there isn’t any partisan politics going on with the Clintons.
Aug. 31: Resolution Trust Corporation field officers complete criminal referral #C0004 on Madison Guaranty and forward it to Charles Banks, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Arkansas. The referral alleges an elaborate check-kiting scheme by Madison owners Jim and Susan McDougal and names the Clintons and Jim Guy Tucker as possible beneficiaries. Later, Mr. Banks forwards the referral to Washington.
Jan. 20: Bill Clinton is sworn in as 42nd President of the United States.
March 23: At her first news conference as Attorney General, Janet Reno announces the firing of all U.S. Attorneys, the 93 top federal prosecutors in the nation, saying the administration wants to put in its own people.
Of course we could just ask those seven White House Travel Office employee’s that she fired, all to put in some friends, if partisan politics is part of her vocabulary.