Thursday, December 4, 2008

U.S. Attorneys and Politics

David Kocieniewski wrote a piece Nov 18 on U.S. Attorney Chris Christie of New Jersey. Interesting article about Christie, but this para caught my attention:
Mr. Christie's resignation was essentially a foregone conclusion, as President-elect Barack Obama, a Democrat, was almost certain to replace him after being sworn in.

Didn't we just spend two years hearing the Democrats complain that Pres. Bush and Attorney General Gonzalez had fired certain U.S. Attorneys for political reasons? Where's the outrage now, when a U.S. Attorney resigns in part because he's about to get fired anyway, for no reason other than he doesn't belong to the President's political party?