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gogoplata Donating Member (226 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:37 PM
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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.
http://thinkprogress.org/2008/12/05/mary-beth-buchanan-... /

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.



...Buchanan “has been criticized because her office has brought a number of high-profile cases against Democrats during her tenure, but rarely targeted members of her own party.” And now Buchanan wants to volunteer her services to President-elect Obama.
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monmouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:39 PM
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1. The pinker her slip the better...n/t
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LaurenG Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:41 PM
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2. So is she going to wait to be told to leave?
Edited on Fri Dec-05-08 02:41 PM by OhioBlues
Or has she been asked to stay? x(

typo
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gratuitous Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:41 PM
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3. My idea for further service for Ms. Buchanan
How about serving 12-15 at Leavenworth?
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backscatter712 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:46 PM
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4. That's alright, it's not like Obama can't just fire this tool...
It's pretty much par for the course for a new President to fire all of the US Attorneys and replace them with Democrats.

The whole resignation thing is designed to smooth things over, but that's alright, if she won't go with a nice letter, she can go with a boot so far up her ass she tastes shoe leather.
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truebrit71 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:49 PM
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5. Classic! Sorry lady but it ain't up to you....
..Obama....
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-05-08 02:58 PM
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6. Now way, man!



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