Sunday, March 11, 2007

The moon gets green cheesier every day

McClatchy reporters Margaret Talev and Marisa Taylor interviewed the head of the New Mexico Republican party yesterday and today have this report.
Presidential advisor Karl Rove and at least one other member of the White House political team were urged by the New Mexico Republican party chairman to fire the state's U.S. attorney because of dissatisfaction in part with his failure to indict Democrats in a voter fraud investigation in the battleground election state.

In an interview Saturday with McClatchy Newspapers, Allen Weh, the party chairman, said he complained in 2005 about then-U.S. Attorney David Iglesias to a White House liaison who worked for Rove and asked that he be removed. Weh said he followed up with Rove personally in late 2006 during a visit to the White House.

"Is anything ever going to happen to that guy?" Weh said he asked Rove at a White House holiday event that month.

"He's gone," Rove said, according to Weh.

"I probably said something close to 'Hallelujah,'" said Weh.
But, he hastens to reassure us, despite the Hallelujah chorus "Weh insisted this wasn't about partisan politics." So the state head of the Republican party calls the Republicans main Political Commissar to do something about a Republican US attorney who wasn't doing enough to attack the Democrats in an election year and he wants us to believe that it wasn't partisan? It sounds to me like their green cheese mine is boring down to the lunar Mother Lode.


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