Seven Degrees from Normal

Two people, eighteen years of marriage, seven college degrees.

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Well, imagine that

This is a tiny-headline story today in the Wapo; don't see it at all in the NYT.

The leader of the Justice Department team that prosecuted a landmark lawsuit against tobacco companies said yesterday that Bush administration political appointees repeatedly ordered her to take steps that weakened the government's racketeering case.

Sharon Y. Eubanks said Bush loyalists in Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales's office began micromanaging the team's strategy in the final weeks of the 2005 trial, to the detriment of the government's claim that the industry had conspired to lie to U.S. smokers.

Bonus: contains the phrase "rule of law," which is set to become a major headache for Republicans this year.


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