Monday, July 12, 2010

Thanks, Guv'nor

Democrats spend eight years rightly criticizing the Bush administration's politicization of the Justice Department, then get weak-kneed when said department files suit against Arizona's Papers Please law during a tough election year. A Justice Department as far removed from the politics of the day is vital to the integrity of our legal system. If the Attorney General and the DOJ lawyers decide to file a lawsuit, they shouldn't have to get a thumbs up from the White House political advisor or gain permission from elected officials. In this administration, they don't have to, something for which we should be grateful.

Come on, governors: Grow a backbone and get some knee braces.

7 comments:

tnlib said...

I saw that about those damn weasels. What a bunch of jerks.

Roy said...

I doubt that weak-kneed governors are going to have much influence on Eric Holder. He seems pretty committed to the direction in which he's leading the DOJ, and I think it's take him being out-and-out fired to stop it. I don't think the governors have enough clout to bring that about.

Steven said...

Those were my thoughts when I saw the headlines...it should have nothing to do with politics; it's simply the right thing to do. Heck, even if you were an avowed racist, you wouldn't want the police to ever have that much power.

TaraDharma said...

Sadly, most of the time it is all about politics. Since time began. Still doesn't stop the disappointment of justice-minded citizens.

K. said...

tnlib; I hate it when Democrats are hypocrites. That's Republican territory, and we should cede it to them. They're so much better at it.

Roy: I don't think Holder will budge. Obama seems pretty committed to an independent DOJ.

Steven, TD: Of course, the R's won't see it this way, but whether one agrees with the suit or no, a DOJ that files a lawsuit without regard to its political implications is a healthy sign, and something we haven't seen in eight years.

Renegade Eye said...

It won't go to court, until after the election, according to Rush.

K. said...

And we know that Rush us always right, in more ways than one. Although considering that the election is less than four months away, that's almost like predicting that the sun will rise tomorrow.