Feb 19, 2007

How Am I Doing, Dick..?

6 of 7 Dismissed U.S. Attorneys Were Doing A Heckuva Job

All but one of the U.S. attorneys recently fired by the Justice Department had positive job reviews before they were dismissed, but many ran into political trouble with Washington over issues ranging from immigration to the death penalty, according to prosecutors, congressional aides and others familiar with the cases.

Two months after the firings first began to make waves on Capitol Hill, it has also become clear that most of the prosecutors were overseeing significant public-corruption investigations at the time they were asked to leave. Four of the probes target Republican politicians or their supporters, prosecutors and other officials said.

The emerging details stand in contrast to repeated statements from the Justice Department that six of the Republican-appointed prosecutors were dismissed because of poor performance. In one of the most prominent examples, agency officials pointed to widely known management and morale problems surrounding then-U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan in San Francisco. <
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Fire me. I triple-dog-dare you!

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Blogger S-Q said...

"Two months after the firings first began to make waves on Capitol Hill, it has also become clear that most of the prosecutors were overseeing significant public-corruption investigations at the time they were asked to leave. Four of the probes target Republican politicians or their supporters, prosecutors and other officials said."
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There you go! This administration wants Prosecutors that works for them...covering their butts!

12:11 PM  
Blogger jan said...

Nip this in the butt!

12:16 PM  
Anonymous hesikastor said...

who can do it? how? where does the buck stop? does anyone know?

12:19 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Dickster to Gonzo: My little fruit picker good job but to late for Abramoff, Duke, Skilling and Kenny boy had to fake his death. Why didn't you think of this earlier.

Gonzo to Dickster: I didn't learn law I was passed threw but I talk to a real lawyer and he suggested it. Sorry I'm late it was fruit picking season before the snow.

As for Fitz and others working on corrupt Bush officials I say give it your best shot if you got the guts. Let the American people see that Justice has left the United States. I don't think Gonzo is man enough to fire Fitz if he does Fitz is still the winner and always will be. Gonzo will be back on the farm picking fruit and having quality time with family and friends back in Mexico. Yes in public he forgot his roots but in his heart he remembers Mexico and like the Wizard of OZ, there's no place like home, there's no place like home.

12:37 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

I always thought it was "nip in the bud", jan, but I like your version much better. :)

12:37 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

I will say this about Kevin V. Ryan. He was defintely one of the U.S. Attorneys that the Admininstration wanted out since he was the lead prosecutors investigation the BALCO or baseball duping. Ryan was invesigating baseball player Babby Bonds for duping, perjury, and tax evasion. His office is still continuing the investigation despite his firing. But, the 11 U.S . prosecutors were fired for political reasons that involved their cases that they were working on. Fitz and Ryan have a lot in common. They both are irish. Ryan is an irish immigrant that got his citizenship in 1969. Ryan is stone West Coast person.

1:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

USF has already offered Ryan a tenured faculty position.

1:16 PM  
Anonymous Barry Bonds said...

Barry Bonds is the best player of all time.

1:17 PM  
Anonymous fitz's evil twin chuck said...

"Barry Bonds is the best player of all time."

Well, so is Mark McGwire, Jackie Robinson, and so on...


Barry, you better not commit perjury....

1:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Nip in the Butt"


LOL!


You're really pushing Dick. Now it's triple dog dare!

1:40 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Winners never cheat, and cheaters never win. What every parent, coach, minister, teacher, role model should have taught kids that looked up to them. What the judicial system and Congress needs to remember.

Heckuva example Mr. "Christian" Bush and Gonzales sets for the youth of America. You too, Barry.

It's amazing how a "public servant" that Bush (and others) likes to brag about cost so much money to "win" that service. He dishonors and disrespects the real heroes of public service.

1:43 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Hmmmm.. Victoria Toensing, Ms. Damage Control?:

Toensing who is married to Joseph E. DiGenova, an attorney.

DiGenova has been described as a "confidant" of independent counsel Kenneth Starr during the Monica Lewinsky investigation [The Baltimore Sun, 9/21/00] and as "a former federal prosecutor now working for House Republicans" [The Washington Post, 2/23/98]. In 1998, Toensing and DiGenova angered House Democrats by repeatedly discussing the Lewinsky investigation in the media while under contract with the House Committee on Education and the Workforce to investigate the Teamsters union [The Washington Post, 2/13/98]. Toensing and DiGenova have a well-documented personal relationship with Novak.

And Ms. Toensing and her huband are doing the same damge control for the Libby's case.

1:46 PM  
Blogger Patrick J. Fitzgerald said...

Yes, I am guilty of a slight breach of etiquette by skipping the double-dog-dare and triple-dare and going right for the throat with the triple-dog-dare...

I mean business!

1:55 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

The Junkyard Dog is going for the throat, huh? hehe

I'll be glad when this trial is over! I have never eaten so much popcorn in my life! :D

2:04 PM  
Anonymous pink panties prosecutor said...

Hey, if you are going give me the boot, that's fine and dandy. Just lend me two boxes so that I can take my socks and pink, bright red peekaboo, and my lucky green Saint Patty's day panties with me. You would not believe the cost of those panties.

2:14 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

PPP:

Well, at least you don't wear a diaper on yer head! LOL Little Scooter will need several cases of pampers in prison! hehe

2:21 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Yes, because my daughter has to get those damn kind. I'll take the granny panties anyday.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/Iraq/Story/0,,2016264,00.html

"While Iraqis struggled in the chaos of Baghdad after the invasion, the Americans sent to rebuild the nation led a cocooned existence in the centre of the capital - complete with booze, hot dogs and luxury villas. In the first of three extracts from his new book, Rajiv Chandrasekaran exposes life in the Green Zone."

Not all the Americans, mostly the contractors that the military was protecting. Nail Cheney's ass to the wall.

2:23 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Teak:

Granny panties?? LOLMAO

2:36 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

High-cut granny panties. You wouldn't see me pickin' cotton outta my butt. LOL.

2:41 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Teak:

OMG! ROFLMAO! That was a water all over the 'puter moment!

2:47 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

This will make you see red.

BLITZER: Is that true? Are you getting ready for war with Iran?

SNOW: No. And furthermore, I — Wolf, I am at a total loss to find any place where this administration has been trying to, quote, “create a run-up with a war on Iran.” It is interesting to me that it seems that some politicians maybe are trying to protect Iran.

http://thinkprogress.org/2007/02/18/snow-protect-iran/

Apparently Snow-job is out of touch with most of America not wanting war with Iran. We are keeping track of the daily lies.

2:53 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Now here is a journalists that I truly admire for his reporting and deserves recognition for his reporting in Iraq. I missed his interview on MTP. Here is an excerpt:

MR. RUSSERT: You are home to work on a one-hour documentary which will run on MSNBC on March 21st, the fourth anniversary of the war. In offering this proposal to NBC, you wrote something and I want to share it with our viewers and come back and talk about it. These are Richard Engel’s words.
“As Iraq has changed, I have changed. The war has cost me my marriage. I’ve had friends killed and kidnapped, survived bombings and attempts on my life. I have seen Iraqis freed from the numbing, terrifying fetters of totalitarianism, and had their lives destroyed by the religious bigotry, ignorance, greed and opportunism unleashed by this war. It has changed my outlook. Violence and cruelty now seem, to me, to come easily to mankind; a new belief that disturbs me. But I am also more appreciative of how quickly life can turn for the better, or for the worse.”
This war has had a profound impact on you, hasn’t it?
MR. ENGEL: It has been my life for the last four years, and I’ve had many friends who’ve had, you know, terrible things happen to them, Iraqis, and part of the, part of the purpose of this documentary is to show some of the stories that we’ve been living ourselves through, and to try and show—internalize a little bit what it, hat it has been like for me. And one of the stories I want to talk about is my Iraqi—one of my best friends there, whose father was kidnapped and he remains missing, and it’s just a very human story. He goes every day to what I think must be the worst place on the planet. It’s the main morgue in Baghdad and he sifts through the hundreds of bodies that are in terrible state of decay. These are only unidentified bodies that are brought to the morgue and he’s searching for his father, and he’s told me, “I don’t even know if I saw him I would be able to recognize him because the bodies are so badly decomposing.” And these kind of stories just, we’ve come across so many, and after four years they do have an impact. I think he, he—this young man is starting to lose his hair, I think he’s losing his mind. It’s an entire country suffering from post-traumatic stress. So our own experiences, I think, also reflect to a degree what the country has, has gone through.
MR. RUSSERT: Criticism that the American press corps ignore the good news and only covers the bad news.
MR. ENGEL: I’ve heard that criticism a lot and I think we’re going to hear it a lot more over the next year, because there’s tremendous incentive for both the U.S. administration and the Iraqi government to declare a lot of success. It’s clear that the Iraqis want the—this war to start winding down. The American people seem to want that as well, so the easiest way is to just declare success, “everything is going very well.” It makes everyone feel good and it seems like you’re having a lot of progress. The reality is that there have been moments of progress, but in general, I think over the last four years, it has not gone very well. The region is very unstable. People in Iraq are not being attracted to this new democracy; instead, they’re fleeing in the millions into—spilling over into other countries. And now it’s becoming a major refugee crisis as Jordan and Syria are starting to turn people away and don’t want the Iraqis any more. So I think in general we’re going to hear more of this criticism. But if you read and you look back at the record that the media has put forward of the war over the last four years, I think it’s been fairly accurate.


I have followed Richard Engel's reporting on Iraq for the past 4 years and no one person from the WH has ever asked Mr. Engel about Iraq since he lives there. Great reportinfg from a great journalist. And it is too bad his dedication for reporting in Iraq cost him his personal life.

2:54 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

http://www.uruknet.de/?p=m30749&hd=&size=1&l=e

Warning. Iraqi morgue picture. What Mr. Engle's friend looks at everyday and a country destroyed.

3:02 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

If Libby is found guilty, investigators are likely to probe further to determine if Libby devised what they consider a cover story in an effort to shield Cheney. They want to know whether Cheney might have known about the leaks ahead of time or had even encouraged Libby to provide information to reporters about Plame's CIA status, the same sources said.

Click

Bring on the investigation on Cheney!!

3:03 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Scaife Funded ‘Arkansas Project’ to Destroy Clinton, Now Believes He Was a ‘Pretty Good’ President

gravatar.comwww.pensitoreview.com/
2007/02/19/scaife-recants-arkansas-
pro...

Billionaire Richard Mellon Scaife funded the $1.8 million "Arkansa Project" to destroy Pres. Clinton in the 1990s. Now Scaife believes Clinton wasn't such a bad president. Given his change of heart, is it too much to ask that he reveal how his money was used to publish lies, half-truths and rumors about the Clintons in the American Spectator and elsewhere?

on buzzflash. Something stinks about Scaife suddenly changing his mind. I used to be a big Clinton fan now I wonder how close the Clintons and Bushes really were all along. I bet closer than the Gores and the Clintons for sure.

3:23 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

patrick j fitzgerald said...

Fire me. I triple-dog-dare you!




But if something happened to Fitz, wouldn't that implicate them in a Very, Very big way?

3:37 PM  
Blogger Jackie said...

Stephanie if Gonzo who is stupid would fire Fitz it would prove the point that the DOJ only wants lawyers who don't convict WH criminals. As for the Justice System it will be a lost of one of the best lawyer of our time. Most of the great DOJ lawyers serve because they want to make America better. When Gonzo gets rid of them the public will be able to have their services. The White House can take Fitzgeralds job but they can't take his knowledge, honesty or brains that he keeps. Let's say it's the DOJ lost and the Public's gain.

3:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure Gonzo will leave Fitz where he is. The next big public corruption trial will be for Dem. Gov. Blagojevich, and it should be a slam dunk. Regardless of the outcome, all sorts of dirt will come out about Blago effectively ending his political career. Blago is either stupid, corrupt ... or both.

3:56 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

And speaking of injustice, have you guys seen "Big Easy to Big Empty" yet?

You can see excerpts from it here:

http://www.brasschecktv.com/page/79.html


(Tomorrow is Mardi Gras...)

4:00 PM  
Anonymous naschkatze said...

Gonzo and the rest of the Bush crew are pretty slimey. If they fired Fitzgerald, it would look like a part of the ongoing purge, maybe even the culmination, but if they keep
Fitzgerald and say what a good job he has done, as they did last summer when Rove walked, it appears as though he's in their pocket. Fitzgerald is doing a high wire act right now. Maybe he would quit?

4:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If they fire Fitzgerald, can I have his lucky Elliot Ness pink panties? I heard those panties helped him win all of his cases.
;-)

4:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

We all know Fitz means buisness!


We wouldn't expect anything less!

4:19 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Wow,, this is truly ashame:

Iraq war amputee denied photo-op with Bush.“‘Are you telling me that I can’t go to the ceremony ’cause I’m an amputee?‘” asked David Thomas, an Iraq war veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart. Thomas was told he could not wear shorts to attend a ceremony with President Bush because the media would be there, and shorts were not advisable because the amputees would be seated in the front row. David responded, “I’m not ashamed of what I did, and y’all shouldn’t be neither.” When the guest list came out for the ceremony, his name was not on it. John Aravosis tracks other cases of disgraceful treatment toward veterans

4:30 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Anon @ 4:13:

What on earth would you do with them? Wear them to work? Wear them to church? Wear them shopping?

LOLMAO

4:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anon at 4:13


Wouldn't you want those panties cleaned first?


Or do you like them dirty?


LOL!

4:42 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"Anon at 4:13


Wouldn't you want those panties cleaned first?


Or do you like them dirty?"

LMAO!

Glad this won't make the 6:00 news!

4:47 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

SPB:

If Clarice or Victoria catch wind of this...it will be all over the internet but completely twisted!! LOL

4:51 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

S-Q:

The pro-Libby crew have been scoping this site and well as other blog sites for spin. So, this site has been monitored since day one. So, I am sure that both the defense and prosecution are reading what is said negatively or positively about this case.. Only the jurors are not allowed to read the newspapers, online news, blog sites, and so on and the journalists and officials testified in the trial are under a gag order. So, it is expected that pro-Libby drones would come out in droves before the closing statements to sway the public and tamper the jurors.

5:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The panties story will make The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 6:00!


Be sure to watch!


LMAO!

5:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The panties story will make The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 6:00!


Be sure to watch!


LMAO!

5:14 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

"The panties story will make The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer at 6:00! Be sure to watch!"

Ha Ha! That would be too hilarious if Blitzer had a special on his show. Or better yet, Blitzer should make an annoucement: "Breaking News: Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald's secret weapon of winning all his cases.. He calls it the "junkyard dog pink panties". Find out the secret to these panties on the Situation Room at 6:00." Watch Fox News and the rest of the MSM run like gerbils to watch Blitzer's show.

5:26 PM  
Blogger S-Q said...

Wolf Blitzer will be wearing Fitz's pink panties before the show is over!

ROFLMAO

5:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Peter Zeidenberg going to be wearing his lucky Winnie the Pooh undies in his closing arguments? Does all of the DOJ attorneys in Chicago wear their secret weapon panties in their court cases? Or is this a trend in Chicago?

*lol*

5:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

When the trial is over the attorneys should just have a fashion show and show off their favorite panties.


All the men attorneys....


LOL!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

Maybe the women attorneys should wear mens boxers in this fashion show. LOL

8:01 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

Hey, a wise person might get some white boxers, dye them pale pink. I cannot imagine they have such a thing on the shelf. Then imprint TEAM AMERICA on the butt, with FITZ across the front.

Probably could sell them to some admirers like hotcakes.

I still prefer my grannies but I would make sure my daughter and nieces had some. Those kids wear those things on the outside in the summer. $$$$$$

8:18 PM  
Anonymous teak said...

PS...I'd charge that freakin' Paris a pretty penny too.

8:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"When the trial is over the attorneys should just have a fashion show and show off their favorite panties. All the men attorneys...."

LOL! Where do I buy a ticket?

"Maybe the women attorneys should wear mens boxers in this fashion show."

Ha Ha!

8:35 PM  
Anonymous Pink Panty Patrol said...

The boxers should have TEAM AMERICA KICKS ASS on the rear-end. LOL

8:52 PM  
Blogger GEEZERPOWER said...

Stephanie said...
And speaking of injustice, have you guys seen "Big Easy to Big Empty" yet?
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Thanks for the video. Greg Palast is sure a good reporter. He reminds me of some of the old pulp fiction private detectives. I'll be over at his site looking at the rest of his vids.

peace...G:

9:20 PM  
Anonymous pink panties network said...

"The boxers should have TEAM AMERICA KICKS ASS on the rear-end."

LOL!

1:26 AM  

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