More on the U.S. attorney coup | Arkansas Blog

Wednesday, February 7, 2007

More on the U.S. attorney coup

Posted By on Wed, Feb 7, 2007 at 6:04 AM

Here's Stephens Media's Arkansas-focused coverage of the Senate hearing on Justice Department's replacement of U.S. attorneys, including Tim Griffin, the "ambitious acolyte" of Karl Rove installed in Little Rock after Bud Cummins was roughly shoved aside for no reason other than a political payoff. Sen. Mark Pryor nailed Justice on its changing stories. They belatedly defended Cummins, sort of, while lamely offering that Griffin has more prosecutorial experience than Cummins did when he was appointed SIX YEARS AGO. Still, Pryor noted, despite protests of good intentions to the contrary, nobody at Justice has made a move to submit these interim U.S. attorney appointments to the Senate confirmation process.

Griffin got news coverage in the NY Times, which quoted Pryor as saying he'd oppose him if nominated. And an editorial in the Times also criticized the Bush administration.

Again: Why do Tim Griffin and his godfathers fear an open confirmation process? And interviews with reporters? Maybe, among others, he doesn't want to relive his time working with wackjob Rep. Dan Burton during the time when Burton was pumping .38 slugs into a pumpkin test his theory that Vince Foster was killed in a murderous conspiracy. More important is the fact that his name turned up in evidence of Republican vote suppression activities in Florida. If he has clean hands -- as his pals insist -- he should not fear a public discussion.

From the ArkTimes store

Favorite

Comments (6)

Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-6 of 6

Add a comment

More by Max Brantley

  • Snow day Arkansas

    Well, news today will be light apart from weather, with schools closed in a big part of the state, lots of government offices on skeleton staff or closed and a huge mess on Interstate 40 near Lonoke on account of multiple tractor-trailer wrecks.
    • Jan 16, 2018
  • Mother denied visa for Navy vet's funeral in Arkansas

    WREG  TV of Memphis reports that the State Department denied a visa for the Vietnamese mother to attend the Arkansas funeral of a Navy veteran who died of cancer.
    • Jan 15, 2018
  • Monday's open line, plus news and comment

    The King Holiday open line, plus some comment on news of the day.
    • Jan 15, 2018
  • More »

Readers also liked…

Most Shared

Most Viewed

Most Recent Comments

 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation