Remember that little problem I mentioned yesterday about the Bush political appointees in the Civil Rights Division of the Justice Department overruling the recommendations of the career staff to approve the DeLay redistricting in Texas and the Georgia virtual poll tax?
You can rest assured that no such outrage will ever happen again. The Department has ordered its career staff not to make recommendations in voting-rights cases..
Amazingly a bunch of Bush I alumni are defending the move on the grounds that “elections matter.” Of course they do. But the Justice Department is supposed to carry out the law, not carry water for its political masters.
As to the criticism of the staff lawyers who leaked the documents: my only complaint is that they didn’t leak earlier. The court which deferred to the administrative judgment of DoJ in the Texas case had a right to know how badly that judgment had been perverted.
Oh, and so did the voters.
Hat tip: Kevin Drum