The Democrats, first in an attempt to undermine President Bush and now in an ongoing effort to sustain their monologue of his vilification, raised unholy Hell over his firing of some of the attorneys in the U.S. Attorneys Office. When President Bush terminated the employment of nine (9) United States Attorneys at the end of 2006, the Liberals in control of Congress instantly launched massive quasi-legal attack upon the President, US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, and the Executive in general.
A subsequent report by the Justice Department Inspector General in October, 2008 found that the process used to fire the first seven (7) attorneys and two (2) others dismissed around the same time was “arbitrary,” “fundamentally flawed,” and “raised doubts about the integrity of Department prosecution decisions.”
This was crap and nothing but the Legislative seeking to violate the Separation of Power at the expense of the Executive. The US Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President.
But what will the Liberals do now? Their messianic leader, President Obama has sought to fire the US Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri, Catherine Hanaway and replace her with St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch.
No reasons have been stated by the White House or the US Attorney General’s Office for Hanaways removal. It should be noted though that Hanaway is a Republican and received her law degree at the Catholic University of America, whereas McCulloch is a Democrat and received his law degree at Saint Louis University School of Law. McColluch was also one of the two prosecutors – along with Jennifer Joyce – heading up Obama’s “Truth Squads” during his campaign for the Presidency.
As under Bush, these people “serve at the pleasure of the President,” who is now the Liberal, Barack Obama. He can hire or fire them as he sees fit.
So…President Obama seems to be purging the US Attorney General’s office of people who do not share his political views and his ideology, and attempting to replace them with appointees that do so and who were useful to him during his run for the Presidency. Will Congress hold him to the same requirements as they held Bush or will they remain silent now that it’s their boy doing the job?
More importantly, will the Liberals in Congress now relinquish their desires to continue attacking former President Bush and his administration over doing the same thing?
Simple observation of Liberal behavior shows that this is so unlikely as to be statistical impossibility. Much like all things that are done by the POTUS, the Executive, and the government in general, the appointees of the Executive only “serve at the pleasure of the President” when that President is a Democrat and a fellow Leftist.