Barone on GOP Corruption

One of the sharpest (and certainly most knowledgeable) observers of American politics lets it rip:

The emerging scandal surrounding the dismissals of eight former U.S. attorneys should signify to American voters the depth, breadth, and permeation of corruption in the Bush administration.

When a U.S. senator (to wit, Pete Domenici, a New Mexico Republican) feels free to call a prosecutor at home and hang up on him for resisting political pressure in the course of executing his prosecutorial duties, the line between politics and law enforcement has been so thoroughly violated that it no longer exists.

I agree that in many ways, the U.S. attorneys scandal is one of the worst yet to emerge from this crew of crooks and cronies.