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Friday, September 02, 2005

Every (Hurricane) Cloud Has a Silver Lining

Taking advantage of the country's understandable focus on the Gulf Coast, Bush apparently found a few moments, in between playing guitar onstage in San Diego and paying lip-service to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, to quietly install one of his pet appointees in a top Justice Department slot. Bush used a "recess appointment" Wednesday to appoint Alice S. Fisher, an official who had been associated with abusive tactics at Guantanamo Bay, to lead the agency's criminal division.


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