While the headlines scream about where various republicans and democrats are putting their penises THIS kind of shit continues to go on:
U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey on Tuesday said former Justice Department officials will not face prosecution for letting improper political considerations drive hirings of prosecutors, immigration judges and other career government lawyers. ...
But, Mukasey told delegates to the American Bar Association annual meeting, "not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime. In this instance, the two joint reports found only violations of the civil service laws."
For nearly two years, top advisers to Gonzales discriminated against applicants for career jobs who weren't Republican or conservative loyalists, an internal investigation concluded last month.
The federal government makes a distinction between "career" and "political" appointees, and it's a violation of civil service laws and Justice Department policy to hire career employees on the basis of political affiliation or allegiance.
Funny -- I thought breaking the law WAS a crime ... I'm so happy to know that our government resembles a third world crony dictatorship more and more each day... Can you hear it?? "Quick!!! We need another headline about sex to distract the proletariate while we continue to f@#ck the rule of law and representative government..."
This is the Justice dept... Not some gov agency where you stash political allies and lackeys... The whole thing smells. It's like the old soviet union where you had to be a card-carrying-commie to get a job in the government.
This is exactly what happens when you have arrogant, unprincipled leadership: Leaders that base their decision making on their internalized sense of right and wrong instead of respect for the constitution and the rule of law.
The sooner the entire mess of them are replaced with ANYONE the better we'll all be.