March 8, 2007


We've been keeping close tabs on the fired prosecutors story here at DailyKos, with a special focus on our two good friends who tried to strong-arm the long arm of the law, Sen. "Pajama Pete" Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson. As you may know, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (aka CREW) has filed ethics complaints against both alleged law-breaker lawmakers (Domenici | Wilson).

What you may not know is that the complaint against Wilson may wind up going nowhere. Paul Kiel at the indispensable TPM Muckraker explains:

[T]here's a funny thing about the ethics committee in the House. Unlike in the Senate, a complaint does not automatically trigger a preliminary investigation. For that to happen, a member of the House has to file a referral. And, because of an ongoing ethics truce between the parties, that is exceedingly rare.

I worry that this scandal is too obscure for many Americans to understand, but this is a really big deal. The Republican roughshod is almost mafia like and we just cannot let Heather Wilson slide. Please, please contact your Representative and demand that an ethics investigation be opened against Wilson.

Here is David Iglesias testifying before the Senate on the events before his firing.

Barbara at Mahablog responds to Paul Krugman's article (courtesy of JP) that we should be paying attention to the US Attorneys that KEPT their job. And look at what one of the replacement US Attorneys (the former Karl Rove aide) had busied himself with before taking the job. A man charged with upholding federal laws got the job by breaking federal laws! How positively Bushian.

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