Gonzales 'Disappointed' in His Own Conduct in DOJ Hiring - so now what?

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Bush's AJ Gonzales testified under oath that he is now disappointed that he politicized the Justice Department:

http://legaltimes.typepad.com/blt/2011/05/former-ag-gonzales-disappointed-in-his-own-conduct-in-doj-hiring-.html

... but Obama broke from past practice in not replacing Gonzales' hires. (Normally you accept the resignation of the AGs at the start of your term, appoint a bunch based mostly on merit, and then let them serve while on good behavior. Bush changed this by making ideology a specific requirement for his AGs, and then firing those who refused to conduct political investigations )

So we're stuck with not only with AGs so politicized that they now embarass Alberto Gonzales, with the ones who slipped by having been purged by Bush ...is it any wonder that the DOJ is slow to prosecute Bush Administration criminals and continue to persecute Don Siegelman?

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The GOP war on workers has killed again...

It’s time to stop the conservative's war on working people in America.

Since the birth of our nation, conservatives have always been wary of average working-class Americans having too much political or economic power. John Adams, the second President of the United States and a Federalist (precursor to today’s Republicans), was very wary of the working class, which he referred to as “the rabble.”

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