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Karl Rove protégé Tim Griffin, installed as interim U.S. attorney in Little Rock in the first round of Purgegate, had a term of 120 days, which ran out on April 20, 2007. Guess what? He’s still there. Notwithstanding Alberto Gonzales’s personal assurances that he would be replaced with a nominee put through the normal confirmation process, no legitimate replacement has appeared and the Kyle Sampson program (“gum up the works”) appears to be engaged. Senator Pryor told the Arkansas News Bureau he was convinced that Gonzales had lied to him about the Griffin appointment. Yet again, Senator Pryor is proven correct.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
From the June 2014 issue
Number of countries thought to possess chemical weapons:
Placebos are more effective if the drugs for which they stand in are said to be more expensive.
In Torrance, California, an African grey parrot named Nigel, who once spoke English with a British accent and had returned home after a four-year absence, began asking for someone named “Larry” and speaking Spanish.
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