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rawstory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:27 PM
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Exclusive: LA Weekly readies hit piece on Chertoff....
LA Weekly: Chertoff protected senator forced out by finance scandal; Seeks Homeland post as springboard to Supreme Court

http://www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=541

By John Byrne | RAW STORY Editor

Veteran journalist Doug Ireland is set to issue a stinging rebuke of Bush Homeland Security nominee in this weeks L.A. Weekly, RAW STORY has learned.

The piece, which details the rise of the federal appeals court judge and post-9/11 Ashcroft favorite Michael Chertoff, sheds new light on the nominee who is little known outside New Jersey and inside the Beltway.

The nominee, Ireland says, was a partisan juggernaut as U.S. Attorney in New Jersey. But he says Chertoff spared former Democratic Senator Robert Torricelliwho was forced out of his job over a spate of campaign finance violationsas they were buddy-buddy on the Jersey political scene. Ireland has long covered the machinations on the east coast political scene for the weekly.

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The story weighs in on why Chertoff would give up a cushy seat on the federal bench to enter the thorny, untrammeled pasture of Homeland Security. Ireland asserts that Chertoff seeks the post as a springboard to the Supreme Court --

Quotes from LA Weekly story at link.

http://www.bluelemur.com/index.php?p=541
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:30 PM
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1. BWAHAHAHA! Go for it. Or as the chimp says, "BRING IT ON!"
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rawstory Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 10:52 PM
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2. Come on guys, we flame up drudge...
and don't even care about this new nominee? what is up with that?
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grasswire Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-11-05 11:31 PM
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3. as I wrote on another thread
....the fact that Victoria Toensing was batting for Chertoff on CNN today is the kiss of death. If she's for him, he's very bad for us.
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