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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Visualizing the Iglesias situation: (updated)

This is only for the David Iglesias / New Mexico politics story (background at TPM here).



There's a lot more going on than what this diagram shows. At least six of the eight fired attorneys can claim to have been removed for being insufficiently "political". Also, there may have been communication between the White House and the New Mexico senator and representative. This is an evolving story.

UPDATE: New elements added with information from TPM (Bush connection).

And then there is this commentary by Andrew Sullivan: (excerpts, emp add)
We now know that a political purge of U.S. attorneys was directed by the president through the attorney-general, and was enabled by the Patriot Act.

It seems to me pretty obvious that they've been caught trying to rig the justice system to perpetuate Republican control of the House and Senate. It seems to me that this originates with the president and Karl Rove. And it seems more than obvious to me that Alberto Gonzales should resign.


6 comments

Thank you for conclusively proving that the firing of these incompetents had absolutely nothing to do with politics. Now, down the pub!

By Blogger yank in london, at 3/11/2007 7:08 AM  

Brilliant!

Now can you do one for the Plame affair?

By Anonymous lambert strether, at 3/11/2007 1:18 PM  

Excellent visual.

I'd only make one update to your chart: Wilson called first and then sic'ed Domenici on Iglesias next.

By Anonymous Mary, at 3/11/2007 5:48 PM  

they've been caught trying to rig the justice system to perpetuate Republican control of the House and Senate

If this continues, the Democrats will never regain control over the House and Senate.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/14/2007 8:47 PM  

Can you do one for American Idol?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/14/2007 8:49 PM  

How about duncan hunter, dirty lewis and darryl issa from california?

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/15/2007 3:38 PM  

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