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Thursday, March 08, 2007

New Congress, Same Old Shit

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee could be slapping the Justice Department silly over the agency's assault on civil liberties; its waste of resources on porn, gambling, and drug cases; or many other issues. But that kind of stuff only affects average Americans. That's why the Committee is waging war on the Justice Department for firing 8 U.S. Attorneys (most likely) without cause and for (somewhat) political reasons. That affects the Senators' bottom lines (many are former U.S. Attorneys or other federal bureaucrats or hope to be some day). It's both scary and laughable that Congress can find so many non-issues to avoid taking on issues that actually affect the American people. I'm more than happy to give the U.S. Attorney General the unfettered right to fire whoever he wants, whenever he wants, and for whatever reason he wants, in exchange for the agency staying out of my house, my phone records, and my e-mails. Hell, I would give the AG the right to fire whoever he wanted in exchange for him agreeing to stop prosecuting companies that facilitate online gambling.