Thursday, October 19, 2006

Uh, Dave?

I like Dave Davies (not the guy from the Kinks) but this column is a bit absurd. The reason to suspect - rightly or wrongly - that the Justice Department had it in for Mayor Street when they were investigating him before the 2003 election was that the JD is currently run by... Republicans. All civil service operations have a combination of professional civil servants (some corruptible and some not) and a top layer of political appointees who may or may not exert inappropriate pressure for some cases like this.

I think a column along these lines would've been fine, but it's absurd to leave that little fact out.