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Political Hiring

So the Department of Justice has concluded that its Office of Legal Counsel and related hiring practices under President Bush broke civil service laws in favoring applicants with political connections and conservative political credentials. But they refuse to do anything about it. Justice Dept. Issues a Callback [washingtonpost.com].

"Where there is enough evidence to charge someone with a crime, we vigorously prosecute," the attorney general said. " But not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime."

Wow, what a concept. If a government official breaks the law governing his or her core official functions, how can that NOT be a crime?

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