Thursday, July 22, 2010

The Shock This Time

You will recall that we were instructed on a daily basis during the second term of President Bush's administration that the politicization of justice is a very bad thing. Indeed, it was a scandal of epic proportions. The occasion for the instruction was President Bush's replacement of eight United States Attorneys in 2006.

It should have been tough to make a scandal of the replacement of United States Attorneys. They serve at the pleasure of the president. If the president is dissatisfied with their performance, he can and should sack them.

You may be relieved to know that the long investigation of the supposed scandal has now come to a conclusion. The AP has learned that the Justice Department will file no charges.