Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) is making a good deal of noise about US Attorney General Gonzales, “putting politics ahead of the law”. Schumer’s complaint centered around a recent Justice Department report, which found the FBI improperly used subpoenas to gain information about US residents. The Senator along with other Democrats has been critical of the handling of eight US Attorneys who were fired due to “political reasons”. Also in today’s statement stated that the resignation of Gonzales’ Chief of Staff only adds heat to the fire.
Of course Sen. Schumer offered no comment about the 83 US Attorneys who were fired at the start of the Clinton administration. Sen. Schumer, a truly odious partisan, is doing a public service to all who will take the time to look at the facts of this issue. He is not ruled by what is in the interests of the people, but what he can do to exert pressure whether just or unjust on the Executive branch, serving as a lapdog to the DNC, rather than to the citizens of New York, and making headlines for himself.
While there is always a need for oversight of any administration, perhaps the time has come has come for the Administration to stop playing the political game of “Four Corners” and aggressively engage in the hearings called by Congress, and start making issues of their own be known. Perhaps a more in your face posturing of the record of the Clinton’s administration, and many others towards those who “Serve at the will of the President” need to be formulated. Clearly the cause of the DNC is to mire all efforts of the Administration in hearings and in worthless non-binding resolutions. One thing is certain, by allowing the Democratic Party to frame the issue to the mainstream media, the Bush Administration is in danger of losing the initiative and being unable to exercise governance.