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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:48 AM
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New Attorney Scandal? Bush-Appointed U.S. Attorney Won’t Vacate Office Under Obama
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:49 AM by kpete
A New Attorney Scandal? Bush-Appointed U.S. Attorney Won’t Vacate Office Under Obama»

Mary Beth Buchanan was appointed by President Bush to serve as U.S. attorney in Pittsburgh in Sept. 2001. Buchanan has held several significant posts within the Bush/Ashcroft/Gonzales Justice Department, most notably serving as director the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys.

Just last month, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Buchanan’s reign was expected to end. Indeed, when a new president is elected, U.S. attorneys of both parties generally submit their resignations to make way for the new appointees. But Buchanan has other plans:

Despite a new administration coming into power, U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan said she plans to stick around.

“It doesn’t serve justice for all the U.S. attorneys to submit their resignations all at one time,” she said yesterday. <…>

More than that, she said she would consider working in the Obama administration. She would not discuss what her future might hold beyond the U.S. attorney’s office.

“I am open to considering further service to the United States,” Ms. Buchanan said.


more at:
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/05/mary-beth-buchanan-...
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:50 AM
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1. Why is this a scandal?
Cripes, the press is just dying for something to write about -

she thinks she can stay, the new CEO may ask her to leave. Big fucking deal.
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WeDidIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:52 AM
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3. The scandal is she expects to keep her job
Elections have consequences, yet she expects to experience non consequences.

That's scandalous.
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blueclown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:51 AM
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2. "I'm gonna give you to the count of 10 to get your ugly, yellow, no-good keister off my property
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 09:53 AM by Barack08
before I pump your guts full of lead."

- Barack Obama
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AndyA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:57 AM
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5. Barack...left home alone?
:rofl:
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Whisp Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:59 AM
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6. LOL!
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ellacott Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:32 AM
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10. hahaha!!
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AtomTan Donating Member (189 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 09:52 AM
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4. Political appointees burrow into career civil service at every administration change. Not news.
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leftynyc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:08 AM
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7. Fire her ass
And toss all her shit on the lawn.
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Blue_Tires Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:11 AM
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8. she needs to come to work and find her office relocated to the parking lot
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 10:11 AM by Blue_Tires
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:28 AM
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9. Yeah, we're going to have to ask you to go ahead and move your office down to storage room B...
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Proud Liberal Dem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 10:33 AM
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11. The title is a bit misleading
She says she is open to working in the Obama administration and it's not like she can stay there if she's ultimately terminated/asked to resign. Is she planning on holing herself up in her office until the cops drag her out or something if she's asked to leave? Where's the scandal? The only thing I see in the article is that she is not planning on submitting her resignations as is the custom (but not the law AFAIK). She's not saying that she would refuse to leave if asked to do so.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 11:56 AM
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12. Exactly.
If she refuses to leave (highly unlikely) then there's the scandal...

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HiFructosePronSyrup Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:03 PM
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13. Shoot.
I was hoping for tear gas and armored ATF vehicles.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 12:06 PM
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14. ROFL!
:rofl: :rofl:
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EconomicLiberal Donating Member (554 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:46 PM
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15. Does anybody expect anything different?
These are entitled Rethugs. They think they deserve career government positions.
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CaliforniaPeggy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:07 PM
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16. Indeed!
The world is their oyster, or so they think... :eyes:
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ddeclue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 03:16 PM
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17. AG Buchanan: You can stay but here's your new "office" as of January 20th:


:rofl:
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