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April 02, 2007

U.S. attorneys

This is in response to the comment in Voices (3/30) concerning presidents firing U.S. attorneys. President Clinton did his firing at the beginning of his first term, not six years into a scandal-ridden administration with one disaster after another. And I’m tired of hearing how the attorneys “serve at the pleasure of the president.” The president serves at the pleasure of the people, and this person and my friends and many others have never taken any pleasure in this president’s so-called service.

If people think that Gonzales is incompetent, well, he was appointed by an incompetent president.

I hope this current investigation will finally lead to the start of impeachment proceedings against Bush and all his cronies.

Patricia Barry
Kansas City

Comments

nosheepleallowed

Abusing power, accumulating wealth and power for themselves and their cronies, neglecting the good of all in the country.....this is the standard for Democraps and Republitards alike.
NEITHER one cares one bit about the common person, just their agendas and wallets/purses.
I am sure former Sen. Bill Bradley was looking out for the good of all when he got Bill Jeff to sign off on the Bradley Amendment. Or the good of all people when Jackson Coounty erroneously "passed" the welfare tax on Arrowhead stadium which will end up being paid for by property owners in Jackson county. Our country at all levels is run by a bunch of crooked cowards.

nosheepleallowed

I agree with George Carlin too.....and he will tell ya voting is a farce, 100% red, white and blue BS.
It is a big club and NONE of us are in it.

irishguy

Armi, I ask for evidence and you link to hannity.com?

What's wrong? Couldn't find anything on limbaugh.com?

Chris40

"Not when it's interfering with a criminal investigation. That's a criminal violation. The president isn't above the law."

If you have evidence of any laws being broken, I'd love to see it. Sounds like a typical over-reach to me.

[tapping fingers waiting]

CRD

" Bush can fire one, two, or all of them. Any time he feels like it."

Not when it's interfering with a criminal investigation. That's a criminal violation. The president isn't above the law.

Arminius

IRISHGUY:

"Be specific as possible. I would especially like to know how many times she was cautioned, reprimanded, or even contacted about her performance in the area of immigration enforcement, which is supposedly the reason she was fired."

Even Dianne Feinstein had serious concerns about Lam's performance regarding immigration cases. See http://www.hannity.com/forum/showthread.php?p=8580400#post8580400

Speaking of Feinstein, talk is that she is involved in a scandal that will dwarf all GOP scandals combined. Her early attackers are coming from the left, which means the "MSM" may start picking up on it.

Arminius

ELIZABETHIE:

"Great insight into the discussion."

Thank you. Do you watch The View with this woman?

Engineer

Irishgu
From past experience I know you have difficulty reading, or at least difficulty in understanding what you have read. I gave a link to comments on Lam's performance on a previous thread. If you are really interested you can look it up, or you can google and find something to refute me.

Chris40

"And I’m tired of hearing how the attorneys “serve at the pleasure of the president.” The president serves at the pleasure of the people, and this person and my friends and many others have never taken any pleasure in this president’s so-called service."

I'm not sure what Ms. Barry's point is here. Bush was elected to a Constitutional office. Believe it or not, when we elect a president we don't ask Ms. Barry and her friends how they'd like things to turn out; we actually let the American people vote. Bush won. Get over it.

Now, US Attorneys very much do serve at the pleasure of the president. Bush can fire one, two, or all of them. Any time he feels like it. Clinton fired all of his. Bush fired 8 of his. Get over it.

irishguy

"Lam had a poor track record,"

Since you are privvy to Lam's performance evaluations, why don't you share a few points from them with us?

Be specific as possible. I would especially like to know how many times she was cautioned, reprimanded, or even contacted about her performance in the area of immigration enforcement, which is supposedly the reason she was fired.

Just a coincidence, of course, that she happened to convict Duke Cunningham, and the investigation into that bribery case is still going on. Or was until Lam got fired.

Interesting trail she was on. Cunningham's chief briber won a $140,000 contract from the Office of the Vice President for "furniture and computers." A few weeks later, he paid $140,000 cash for "The Duke-Stir," a yacht for Congressman Cunningham.


elizabethie

"I bet this Patricia Barry is an unemployed slob with an 8th-grade education. Her main source of news is The View."
--Arminious

Great insight into the discussion.

"...dealing with a group of people who are looking for any excuse to attack you."
--Engineer

I know it must feel like attacks, but really, it's just the reestablishment of something called checks and balances.

CRD

"Performance issues" = "not loyal Bushies"

Lloyd, you seem to have your head wedged firmly up your you-know-what yet again.

In many cases, Bush is simply too kind-hearted. See this example:
http://www.hinzsightreport.com/dave/dave-040207.html

I would have a difficult time giving someone as vile as Robert Byrd a hand.

Engineer

As has been said in other threads, there were performance reasons, lack of that is, for discharging the Attorneys. Lam had a poor track record, even D.Fienstein was very critical of her a year or so ago. The original announcement was meant to spare feelings and reputations. But you can't do that when you are dealing with a group of people who are looking for any excuse to attack you. If Bush is incompetent, that incompetence is involved entirely in an inablility to understand the MO of those in the other party.

Arminius

I bet this Patricia Barry is an unemployed slob with an 8th-grade education. Her main source of news is The View.

jack

karenhkc: No they can't change much, but they can bring great pressure to bear, and they are. They have succeeded in getting the Bushies to do incredible harm to themselves over the Prosecutor stuff. At the same time, they have managed to turn funding the war into a big win issue for the Prez.

Here that banging off in the background? That's the Democratic leadership building the gallows on which they are going to commit suicide.

karennkc

If you recall, Bush said he had no problem surrounding himself with "experts" because he doesn't know how to govern. All of his so-called experts have turned out to be industry insiders, political insiders and ideological extremists. In other words, our president has handed the keys to our entire government over to his cronies, big business and political hacks. That includes the people who started this war and then made a collosal mess of it.

The Democrats with the smallest possible majority can not possibly change the corruption of Washington.

jack

Arrogance. The Bushies have managed to take something really pretty small and blow it up into something major. Arrogance.

Between what the Bushies are doing and the idiocy the Dems are engaging in it looks to me like both parties are hell bent on destrying themselves. If there was ever a time ripe for a third party, it is now.

Stifled Freedom

"If people think that Gonzales is incompetent, well, he was appointed by an incompetent president."

They aren't incompetent. They just have an agenda that conflicts with common good of the country. They enjoy abusing thier power to accumulate wealth and power for themselves and thier cronies.....while maintaining a judgemental, high moral stance over us.

I always love to quote George Carlin..."Its a big club.....and you ain't in it"

 
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