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bpeale Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 04:39 PM
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Fired U.S. Attorneys led the Nation in Convictions
Fired U.S. Attorneys led the Nation in Convictions. No Wonder the Bush Administration was Worried!
Submitted by BuzzFlash on Wed, 03/21/2007 - 1:12pm. Analysis

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS

Every day, the explanations for the firings of the eight U.S. attorneys are becoming less about competence and more about corruption. Some new statistics show that the prosecutors were in fact leading the nation in output:
Six ranked in the top third of all U.S. attorneys for prosecutions, filing a combined 106,188 last year alone
Five ranked in the top third for convictions, achieving 98,939
Three were among the top five in the number of immigration prosecutions (including Carol Lam, whose firing was attributed to immigration by Karl Rove)

Now these were some busy folks. It is almost a wonder that the fired U.S. attorneys had the time to take the phone calls notifying them of their dismissals.

If these U.S. attorneys were deemed expendable after leading the nation in prosecutorial output, what have the underperformers been doing to keep their jobs? If prosecutions and convictions don’t matter, what does?

Apparently less is more when it comes to following the law for this anti-Constitution administration. Especially when the investigations are hitting a little too close to home.

A BUZZFLASH NEWS ANALYSIS
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ladywnch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 04:49 PM
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1. If these U.S. attorneys were deemed expendable after leading the nation in prosecutorial output, wha
.......answer: Kissing junior's ASS! That's all it takes to get/keep a job in this guy's administration.
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rfranklin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:01 PM
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2. They did not realize that IOKIYAR--a basic tenet of the law...
You simply do not prosecute Republicans.
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ThoughtCriminal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:02 PM
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3. Here is the link
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Justice Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:05 PM
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4. yes, but the Wrong kind of convictions (sarcasm!)
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loudsue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:16 PM
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5. They were prosecuting cases that got too close to the criminals in the White House
Why doesn't the frikkin' media do their homework??

:kick: :kick: :kick:
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whistle Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:35 PM
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6. The entire thing stinks like dead fish coming from the Bush White House
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louis-t Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:40 PM
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7. You know, I'm not big on popcorn, but...
this is gonna be fun.
:popcorn:
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here_is_to_hope Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 05:56 PM
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8. Just incredible really...
I mean, WTF?
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Jacobin Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 06:15 PM
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9. No worries about seeing this in the corporate media
:eyes:

fuckers
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lonestarnot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 07:15 PM
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10. Gonzo-zales is outta heya!
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19jet54 Donating Member (737 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 07:29 PM
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11. Las Vegas Nevada
All I know is they recently put 2 democrats in Jail (G-String), were investigating more (republicans? - unknown) and there were calls for investigating the new Republican Governor - Jim Gibbons - LOOKS MIGHTY SUSPICIOUS
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Egalitariat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 07:56 PM
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12. I call bullshit, and I can't believe your BS meter isn't higher
6 attorneys achieved 106,188 convictions last year alone? How did you type that with a straight face?

That's 17,698 convictions for each attorney. Or 71 convictions each workday. Or 8 Convictions each hour. Or one conviction every 7.5 minutes (assuming they work 9 hours a day) for the whole stinking year.

There might have been a wrongdoing here, but using BS statistics is about like Mark Fuhrman framing a very guilty OJ. Wholly unnecessary and the bad guy walks.
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ncteechur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 08:20 PM
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16. I'm sure those are the statistics from their respective offices totaled.
Remember, some of these were from very populated districts like Carol Lam. She probably has am army of deputy US attorneys but she runs the office.
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lovuian Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 07:56 PM
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13. In otherwords let the thieves go run amok
Bush isn't hard on crime is he
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TommyPaine Donating Member (300 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 08:17 PM
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14. Bush isn't hard on crime...
...though executions seemed to make him hard. How many were killed during his stint as guv'nor? How many pardons did he make? While they may have been efficient, it's possible that the fired U.S. attorneys just didn't have enough bloodlust.
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BlooInBloo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 08:18 PM
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15. That's why they were canned. Duh. lol!
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jaysunb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 08:41 PM
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17. Astounding !
Absolutely astounding.... :evilfrown:
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nuxvomica Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 08:42 PM
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18. Yes, but these are just facts, numbers, etc.
You can't really know if these folks is conpetent 'less you look real deep into their eyes.
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OmmmSweetOmmm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Mar-21-07 08:43 PM
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19. i think every single attorney that was Not fired should be interviewed. How many of
them kept their jobs by "playing ball"???
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