Half-Truth Hillary And The Lazy Media
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton on Monday dismissed any comparison between the firing last fall of eight U.S. attorneys with the replacement of 93 U.S. attorneys when her husband became president in 1993.ASK THE FOLLOW-UP QUESTION YOU BOZO! What about the 30 federal attorneys your hubby fired during the course of his administration, after the traditional preprogative, Hil?
"That's a traditional prerogative of an incoming president," Clinton said in an interview with The Associated Press.
Once U.S. attorneys are confirmed, they should be given broad latitude to enforce the law as they see fit, she said.
"I think one of the hallmarks of our democracy is we have a devotion to the rule of law," Clinton said.
Here's a sound clip of Laura Ingraham and Sen. Specter from this morning when Laura raises the "other 30," and here's a link to a discussion of the same on Sweetness and Light.
This is second-grade math, not rocket science. Clinton fired 93, and over the course of his term hired 123. Subtract the little number from the big number and you see that Clinton & Reno had 30 additional vacancies to fill as his term progressed -- vacancies made as almost a third of his original 93 were shown the door.
Why were they shown the door? We don't know. No one in the media or Congress made a big deal of it when it happened under Bill's watch.
Note to the politically naive: This is not Bill's watch.