Such is the story we get from this WaPo piece documenting the sorry saga of one Bradley Schlozman, acting Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights of the United States Justice Department. Schlozman removed a number of career attorneys from key civil rights functions. Those attorneys happened to be women of various ethnic minorities, only to be replaced by White males... to be fair, some of those women were Democrats... (and I understand one couldn't be trusted because she once voted for McCain). Traditionally, it was felt that "diversity" in the government agency responsible for ensuring diversity elsewhere... is a good thing.
I point out that there is no law against replacing competent career professionals with incompetent partisan hacks in those positions that don't have civil service protection; it is, of course, "icky", and traditionally not done. But then "traditionally" we didn't lock up people without charge or trial the way dictatorships do, no did we? And the second one actually is against the law, so nyah!
Anyway, WaPo buries its lede into the very last paragraph:
Schlozman was appointed interim U.S. attorney in Missouri in March 2006. But Congress subsequently started looking into why he was hired without any prosecution experience, and why he brought voter-fraud charges against a liberal voting organization five days before the election in a heated congressional race. Schlozman was reassigned this past March to a job in the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.
In short, Mr. Schlozman was an integral part of the current election-theft efforts, to wit, bringing bogus federal cases against those likely to help Democrats (and giving breaks to Republicans)... THAT is they key to the US Attorney and Justice Department scandals. Replacing gender and ethnic diversity with loyal (and usually less well-credentialed) White males and religious extremists... just a bonus. Or as an ad campaign might say... "priceless".
Bradley Schloppman sounds like he was castrated. No doubt he's got balls the size of green peas.
Posted by teninchman at June 21, 2007 8:48 AM
The DoJ politicization had two major goals.
- vote suppression
- obstruction of justice to protect the White House
The Duke Cunningham/MZM/Abramoff thing in southern California reaches into the White House, and so prosecution could not be allowed to continue. Hence Lam was dismissed.
Posted by joel hanes at June 24, 2007 1:27 PM