Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Bush Stripped of US Attorneys Appointment Authority

by S-Q @ 11:20 AM MDT






Raw Story

Michael Roston
Published: Tuesday March 27, 2007

In a 329-78 vote last night, the House of Representatives followed the Senate and stripped President George W. Bush of the authority to appoint United States Attorneys on an interim basis, ending the ability of the Bush administration to do an end run around the Senate in putting controversial US Attorneys in office.

The bill sponsored by Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) places a 120-day limit to the term of a United States Attorney appointed on an interim basis. Democrats allege that the previous authority to appoint interim US Attorneys on an unlimited basis, inserted stealthily into the 2006 reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act, was used as a 'loophole' to insert Bush administration political loyalists into office.

Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said the 'awesome powers' of the US Attorneys required Senate confirmation of their appointments.

13 comments:

S-Q said...

Well, Dumbya, who is "The Decider" now?

LOLMAO

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

LOL*)

Wait till they go after him for those Signing Statements...

Dumbya is gonna have to Lawyer up something fierce!

Bwahahahahahahaha!

S-Q said...

GEF:

Maybe Harriet Miers will take his case?

ROFLMAO



"Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Atty. Patrick Fitzgerald are scheduled to appear together Tuesday for the first time since information surfaced that Fitzgerald received a mediocre rating in a Justice Department review," according to Tuesday editions of the Chicago Tribune.

Raw Story

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

What ?!

Fitz is not mediocre...

Gonzo is mediocre...

Actually Gonzo is less than mediocre..

Slated for Termination mediocre!

ROLFMAO*)

S-Q said...

Yeah, that's funny! Fitz should be AG because he IS qualified to do that job and he isn't a liar!

Bye Gone-Zo...Hello Fitz! :)

You wanna do that post? hehe

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

Have you seen this Story today ?

They're tap dancing on the edge of Oblivion...

S-Q said...

Yes, GEF, I have a family member on the Stennis.. :(

anthony said...

You can die in a traffic accident as easily as you can die of a contaminated piece of onion or even Cancer. Who can guarantee you won't die ? Only God can do that. Certainly not Bush or Chertoff!

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Yes GEF, and you more likely to die of nut allergy than in a terrorist attack! And yet the people's fear of "terrorism" (and it this anthony does that dr evil thing with his fingers) is what the bush administration is playing on as anexcuse to trash the constitution and to impose a tyranny every bit as bad as that of king george.

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

YIKES..Sorry to hear that! :(

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

Anthony,

Yep, Tyranny..

That's the plan...

S-Q said...

GEF:

The little girl in the photo that I sent to you... it's her daddy on the Stennis.

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q,

re: That little Girl..

Geez s-q that's sad... :(

S-Q said...

Yes and I told you who that little girl is...(I don't want to say here)