[funsec] 10 Indepentents 67 Republicans 298 Democrats
kdyke at keycomputerconsultants.com
Sun Mar 11 11:28:48 CDT 2007
The below adds yet more vectors of spin to the current USAG flap.
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Department of Injustice
By Paul Krugman
Donald Shields and John Cragan, two professors of communication, have
compiled a database of investigations and/or indictments of candidates
and elected officials by U.S. attorneys since the Bush administration
came to power. Of the 375 cases they identified, 10 involved
independents, 67 involved Republicans, and 298 involved Democrats. The
main source of this partisan tilt was a huge disparity in investigations
of local politicians, in which Democrats were seven times as likely as
Republicans to face Justice Department scrutiny.
And let's not forget that Karl Rove's candidates have a history of
benefiting from conveniently timed federal investigations. Last year
Molly Ivins reminded her readers of a curious pattern during Mr. Rove's
time in Texas: "In election years, there always seemed to be an F.B.I.
investigation of some sitting Democrat either announced or leaked to the
press. After the election was over, the allegations often vanished."
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