I’ve said over and over that I mostly admire those whose convictions overrule their loyalties. Dan Froomkin, like him or not, was someone who took it to Obama with much the same vigor that he did Bush. Froomkin was just let go from the Post…
But this post isn’t about Froomkin, who I kinda like. Instead here is Greg Sargent in March of 2007:
Will former U.S. Attorney and current Presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani ever weigh in on Attorney Purge?
Update: Romney declining to comment on Attorney scandal.
Late update: And John Edwards becomes first Dem candidate to demand that Gonzales step down.
And, sadly, here’s Greg Sargent today:
…Walpin, a Bush appointee, alleges he was axed for doing his job – in particular, probing a nonprofit run by a big Obama backer. The conspiracy-mongering has been in full swing, with Walpin even scoring an appearance with Glenn Beck. Senator Chuck Grassley and even Dem Claire McCaskill are turning their attention to the case.
In an interview with our reporter, Amanda Erickson, Walpin turned up the heat in a way that’s likely to earn plaudits on the right, demanding that Obama ‘do the right thing’ and admit he made a ‘mistake.’ He called for a hearing at which witnesses would ‘testify under oath as to what’s happening.’ He said the matter should be left to the ‘good judgment’ of Congress.
So Greg, it’d be useful for those of us who don’t put little party flags on our cars (like Laker flags) if you’d do an explainer on why that firing was a scandal ,and complaining about this firing is a partisan hatchet job.