Don't you wish our president was this blunt and forceful about the fired U.S. attorneys?
The only problem is: There was nothing wrong with firing eight U.S. attorneys. Of course the Department of Justice was inept in the way they did it, trying to conceal things that didn’t need to be concealed but the U.S. attorneys, like innumerable other public officials serve at the pleasure of the president. He fired eight of his own appointees apparently because they we not aggressive enough in pursuing voting fraud cases. In 1993 Attorney General Janet Reno rode into town and fired every U.S. attorney in the country but one-all Republican appointees.(via)
Amidst all this foolishness there is a serious question here. Considering the times we live in, do we really want to continue to try to chip away at the traditional powers of the president? Regardless of who wins the White House, don’t we need a strong president?
BTW, Bill Hobbs of Elephant Biz will be starting a new blog about Fred Thompson, The Daily Fred (I'll put up a link when he does):
Fred Thompson's mere announcement that he was considering running for president sparked a huge surge in blog traffic, and his potential candidacy has clearly excited the conservative blogosphere to a degree no other candidate or potential candidate has achieved The Daily Fred will serve as portal for readers seeking Fred Thompson news and commentary from around the MSM and the blogs.
The first Daily Fred will publish later this morning. ElephantBiz.com offers an RSS feed for blog readers interested in receiving the latest Daily Fred and other updates from the site.