Monday, June 11, 2007

Republicans Will Need A Strong Conservative Nominee If Mitch McConnell Goes Down In US Attorney Scandal

As Larry Forgy continues to travel the Commonwealth to campaign for our soon to be two-term Governor Ernie Fletcher and lay the groundwork for a Senate campaign, keep in mind that Mitch McConnell could soon be knocking on Forgy's door for some legal advice. McConnell is currently scrambling to find any way to keep Alberto Gonzalez as Attorney General, in what many believe is a desperate attempt to avoid a future Attorney General that could investigate what role McConnell may have played in the US Attorney Scandal. Remember that Mitch McConnell's close friend David Huber was on the initial list of firings:
The top federal prosecutor for Louisville and western Kentucky was on an initial list of prosecutors recommended for removal from office.

David Huber, the U.S. attorney in Louisville since 2003 and former general counsel to U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell, was one of 13 prosecutors whose name was sent by the Justice Department to the White House on Feb. 24, 2005, with a recommendation that they be replaced. Seven of the 13 either resigned or were fired...

The memo sent by D. Kyle Sampson, then the chief of staff to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, did not list reasons why the various prosecutors were listed.

You may also recall the role that former McConnell Political Director J. Scott Jennings played in the scandal. Now ask yourself, what happens when McConnell and Jennings are forced to testify whether they had any role in helping Huber keep his job while other U.S. Attorneys were fired for political reasons?

J. Scott Jennings, a political operative from Dawson Springs who has emerged as a key player in the growing maelstrom over the firings of eight U.S. attorneys allegedly for political reasons, was back in the national news last week.

Jennings is the former political director for Republican U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and is now the White House's deputy director of political affairs under Karl Rove.

E-mail messages handed over to a congressional committee show Jennings used a Republican National Committee e-mail address to discuss the firings with aides to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

Sounds like its about time to subpoena those RNC emails from J. Scott Jennings to see if any of them were sent to Mitch McConnell or any of his other Louisville liberal cronies.