emmet sullivan for governor of alaska
today in alaska, given that actually killing them is (probably) wrong, us district court judge emmet sullivan has done the next best thing, and appointed a special prosecutor to go after the whole stinking lot of them who were behind the travesty that was the ted stevens corruption trial. now, trust me, i'm not saying that the dishonorable mr. stevens wasn't up to some manner of no good, as i'm pretty clear on the details that he was, (tens of thousands in home renovations don't just happen without knowing whether or not you've paid for them), but i AM saying that whenever the minions of the state are allowed to flaunt the rules to this extreme degree, if we aren't all as one in calling for their heads, we are party to the destruction of what remains of our proud country.
who gives these lawyers the idea that it's ok to cut corners and disrespect the rules? for one idea, i'm further saying that al "i don't recall" gonzalez and john "just call me mr. patriot act" ashcroft are two of the first two names that come to mind, and i wouldn't mind seeing someone find a way to put them in the dock, too. (remember johnny a's farewell note--"the objective of securing the safety of americans from crime and terror has been achieved"? that one was a beauty--i wonder if ted stevens would concur).
prosecutorial misconduct is a very real threat to americans each and every day. the "patriot" act, for one example, hands them all too much unconstitutional power (i still can't believe this hasn't been ligitaged at the supreme court) to do whatever the heck they please in pursuit of whomever the heck they please, and if it weren't for ted stevens' notoriety as an ex us senator, i'm not even sure these cowboys up there would have been caught with their hands in the prosecutorial cookie jar in the first place, and that's a scary, scary thought.
here in boston we had fbi agents coddling murdering mobsters and quite possibly engineering the deaths of innocent law enforcement agents in favor of their mob malefactors. i'm sure in every city across the country there are countless other stories of chilling terror, too.
because that's what this is. terror. not terror to die in a fiery explosion, but terror to have no defense against the state whenever it chooses to go after one of the citizenry that's deemed to be out of line.
come to think of it, if that "patriot" act were ever to come to any good at all, maybe they should look up to see if there are any provisions that can be used against these guys up in alaska.
every cloud, after all, deserves its silver lining.