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June 16, 2007

Forget the "Surge", the "Purge" is Where the Action is

The resignations at the Bush Justice Department just keep coming. McCatchy reports that Michael Elston, chief of staff to recently resigned Deputy AG Paul McNulty, is out. Elston's the goon who complained about McKay "writing letters" to the Seattle papers in frustration at the department's refusal to properly fund his LinX information-sharing program. More importantly, Elston tried to put the squeeze on some of the ousted U.S. attorneys, making threatening phone calls and telling them to "keep quiet" about their firings.

Notice how the news of his resignation was delivered as part of the White House's legendary Friday Afternoon News Dump.


Posted by shoephone on June 16, 2007 at 11:19 AM in National and International Politics | Permalink


Well, one thing's for sure: the last 18 months of the Bush administration are going to be great for law-firm billings and bonuses, because I sense that a lot of people are in need of legal representation, and the kind they need does not come cheap.

Since many of them will be needing legal defense funds, maybe they could get Fox to host a telethon to raise money for "Karl's Kids."

Is there anyone left at Main Justice besides Alberto?

Posted by: Anne | Jun 16, 2007 2:22:09 PM

I know the wheels of justice grind exceedingly slow, but I am really jonesing for some convictions. All these resignations are certainly encouraging.

Posted by: op99 | Jun 16, 2007 11:21:41 PM

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