Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Why he was fired.

David C. Igleasias, one of the fired prosecutors:
Although we receive our appointments through the political process (I am a Republican who was recommended by Senator Pete Domenici), we are expected to be apolitical once we are in office. I will never forget John Ashcroft, then the attorney general, telling me during the summer of 2001 that politics should play no role during my tenure. I took that message to heart. Little did I know that I could be fired for not being political.

The link to his Op-Ed piece in the New York Times: Why I Was Fired

1 comment:

Heidi said...

what is that phrase the religious right-wingers toss around about the first amendment, oh yeah, judicial activism. like they're not the ones doing it.