What’s With Our Attorney Generals In This Country?
An Attorney General has the responsibility of being the chief law enforcement officer. That’s a position of incredible power and enormous responsibility. The people expect this individual to be beyond reproach, have high ethical standards and be honest.
Last week I watched the United States Attorney General, Eric Holder stumble, mumble and lie his way through a congressional hearing. Holder couldn’t use the words “Radical Islam”, to explain what the motivation was of the last three terrorist attacks; the Ft. Hood massacre – Major Nidal Malik Hasan a Muslim, the Detroit underwear bomber – Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab a Muslim, and the failed Times Square bomber – Faisal Shahzad a Muslim.
Eric Holder obfuscated around all the skilled questioning by Congressman Ted Poe (R-Tex.). When asked if Holder had read the twelve page Arizona Immigration Enforcement Bill 1070, he replied he hasn’t yet read the law. But that didn’t stop Eric Holder from making all sorts of allegations on the bill’s constitutionality and the belief that it would mean racial profiling. This United States Attorney General is a disgrace and a failure.
That brings me to the latest jerk who wears the badge, but sullies the honor, Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal. Blumenthal appeared at a VFW (Veterans of Foreign Wars) post in West Hartford, surrounded by veterans.
The Connecticut AG denied that he misled voters by saying he had served in Vietnam when he actually received deferments between 1965 and 1970, and then joined the Marine Reserve. Blumenthal kept changing the subject to the mis treatment of war veterans.
The New York Times reported on Monday night that Mr. Blumenthal had addressed veterans’ groups without saying that his service never took him beyond the East Coast. He also left the impression that he had been among veterans who returned to discover that the climate at home had changed while they were on the front lines. In 2008, for example, he told an audience in Shelton, Conn.: “I served during the Vietnam era,” he said. “I remember the taunts, the insults, sometimes even physical abuse.”
Blumenthal, is a Democrat and is running to replace retiring Senator Chris Dodd. Merrick Alpert, a former Air Force officer and another Democratic candidate said, “I mean, this guy got more deferments than Dick Cheney,” Mr. Alpert said. “Of course it’s never the crime, it’s the coverup. And the coverup here is the direct lying about serving in Vietnam. He lied for his own political gain.”
“Telling people that you tell the truth 90 percent of the time just doesn’t cut it, particularly when your whole identity has been created around telling everyone that you’re the squeaky clean white knight who’s out there as a crusader,” Mr. Alpert said.
In March 2009, during the height of the AIG bonus witch hunt, Richard Blumenthal went on a crusade, “We should use any and every well-founded legal weapon to recapture these baseless bonuses at AIG — rewards for financial failure and economic destruction at the outrageous expense of taxpayers. My office will carefully investigate the merits of AIG’s claims under the Connecticut Wage Act, and will take every step necessary to fight this gross misuse of taxpayer money. Corporate collapse demands accountability — not windfall payments.”
The Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal is also a disgrace and a failure.
Eliot Spitzer, a Democrat was elected as New York State’s Attorney General in 1998 and prosecuted cases relating to corporate white collar crime, securities fraud, internet fraud and environmental protection. In 2007, Spitzer was inaugurated governor of New York after defeating Republican John Faso in the November election. During his time in office, he proposed a bill to legalize same-sex marriage in New York and issued an executive order allowing illegal immigrants to be issued driver’s licenses.
On March 17, 2008 in the wake of his involvement as a client in a high-priced prostitution ring, Eliot Spitzer, resigned in disgrace.
All of these supposedly respectable, honest Attorney Generals are really scumbags, liars, thieves and Democrats.