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Department of Injustice

The DOJ Office of Inspector General has produced a report exposing the Bush Justice Department for demonstrating a bias towards hiring conservatives, in two out of seven years, for career positions there instead of liberals. I’ve not read the 110 pages but a Beltwayer who has points out:

The report does not establish that either John Ashcroft or the much maligned Alberto Gonzales were involved in any of the hiring decisions.  The report does show, however, that former Assistant Attorney General Peter Keisler (the guy the Democrats won’t allow the President to appoint to the federal bench) actively stood up for liberal job applicants who may have been passed over for some of the available openings.  The report also shows that the “non-partisan” career DOJ staff consistently recommended self-described liberals instead of conservatives for openings by a more than 2-1 margin.  Can’t wait for the next installment of “News You Can’t Use” from these folks.

The outrage, of course, is it was only two years …


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