Mr. Olson is a solidly credentialed Bushivik. This is to be expected by one (such as myself) who regards every move in this arena as a ploy to prevent even more disastrous revelations regarding the Dept. of “Justice”. That alone, regardless of Mr Olson’s actual integrity, would be enough to resist this nomination. Sometimes, appearance is as important as fact, and this is one of those times.
Are there no honest conservatives left, outside of Mr Fitzgerald? Is there no one that my ilk and I can trust, however much we disagree? Our DoJ has been turned into a partisan whorehouse. The only effective disinfectant is wholesale application of sunshine, we need someone who will turn over every rock and identify the species of slug thereinunder.
If the aforementioned Mr Fitz were to spend six weeks with full authority to investigate, and were then to announce that all needful attention had been paid, there is nothing further to see here, you lurky-loos…I might not be entirely satisfied, but largely.
But Mr Olson? How could such assurance be rendered by such an avowed partisan? Even if it were true, how could we be assured? This prospective nomination not only speaks volumes, it shrieks volumes. We are witness to an effort to stuff the worms back into the can, and hide the can.
As an unreasonable lefty, what do I want? Another unreasonable lefty, if not as AG, then as a seperately empowered investigator. If he comes back and says “I got nothin’”, excellent! We are assured, there is nothing more to see there, and we can Move On. Short of that, we have nothing to look forward to but lingering suspicions unattractively adorned by fact.