We Need to Keep U.S. Attorney Mike Sullivan

Can anyone think of a scarier scenario than AG Eric Holder replacing Mike Sullivan with a left leaning U.S. Attorney?  

That would mean that in a state with all Democrat officials – our new watchdog for corruption will be an insider.

So in the middle of Mike Sullivan revealing the corruption among the rank and file pols – there is a chance that he will be replaced. Or am I wrong about that, I just thought that these guys serve at an administrations whim?

Does anyone trust a new person to do the job that Mike Sullivan has done so well?  He has not been a partisan, he has been a leader and outstanding USA.  He fights for what is right and should be rewarded for his efforts.  

I am not as confident that any replacement will be as qualified or as willing to look past party lines.  But that’s just me.  

Mr. Sullivan thank you for all that you do.  

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  • Festus Garvey

    Nothing in my post is intended to reflect the professionalism of Mike Sullivan…but rather your silly comments.

    This whole “left leaning Democrats” thing is getting so tired.  I would expect that President Obama will be making the same level of compenmtent appointmenta for ALL USA in in the country as he has with his appointments so far.  (And I do expect the self-professed Obama haters who have no interest in giving him benefit of the doubt to be screaming “Waco” and “Rich” about Holder–a 10 year federal procesutor and highly qualified appointment).

    As for playing politics…(again to leave Sullivan out of this)…you’ve got to be kidding me.  Is there any doubt (hell they’ve admitted it) that the last eight years have been an ethical stain on the Justice Department who has based hirings based on politics and their own USAs are charging the Bush Justice Department of putting pressure on them to go after people for political reasons.

    BTW, and again this is not to criticize Sullivan–he has been doing bouble duties as USA and head of the ATF, but it seems like this is his only high profile political corruption case.  I could be mistaken and would welcome a correction.  My point to plymouth is that with all the supposed corruption in the state, Sullivan has not been exactly cleaning house and putting the fear of God into the pols around here.

  • I don’t care much for the foxes guarding the hen house….a lefty guarding a state of supermajority lefties….and I don’t believe for a second that Chuck and Dianne would be prosecuted under whatever lefty Obama will appoint.

    As long as the Senate gives consent….in accordance with the law

    I won’t give a shit.

    ……and when Obama fires all the U.S. attorneys as would be his right under Section 542.c. that states “Each United States attorney is subject to removal by the President.”

    I won’t give a shit because I read the law….well…..other than to point out the left’s hypocrisy when they are silent about it…after years of whining that “Bush fired X number of Attorneys!!”

  • FYI – Unlike with the National Rifle Association, I do not belong to & am not a dues paying member of Gun Owners of America but I do get the GOA email updates & action items.  I mention this since GOA has had it in for Michael Sullivan since he became acting director of the BATFE. I toss out the following from the archives as grist for the discussion mill.

    Here’s GOA’s most recent action request, dated November 17:

    —– Pre-written letter —–

    Dear President Bush,

    I hope that as one of your last acts as President, you will fire Michael Sullivan, the Acting Director of the BATFE. In addition to harassing honest gun owners, the bureau has stolen the intellectual property of Coloseum Software Corp.

    So please fire Sullivan and command the Bureau to destroy all copies of their stolen software

    GOA has sent out 9 different emails dating back over the past 11 months objecting to Sullivan.

    The original request, dated December 4, 2007 reads:

    ———- Pre-written letter ———-

    Dear Senator:

    I urge you to OPPOSE the nomination of Michael Sullivan for the head of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives. Under his leadership, the ATF has gone berserk. Sure, the problems at ATF didn’t originate with him, but Sullivan has certainly done nothing to put out the fire.

    In July, a House committee report on HR 3093 rebuked the ATF for pursuing license revocations and denials against firearms dealers based on “violations that consist largely of recordkeeping errors of various types” that are unlikely to impede tracing investigations or prosecution of individuals who use firearms in crime.

    Red’s Trading Post in Idaho is one of the many gun dealers that have been frequently harassed by the ATF. Even though one ATF agent told the manager that Red’s was “one of the best small gun shops” he’d ever seen, the ATF has continued its assault on this gun shop (which has been in business for decades) for minor clerical mistakes and failing to put up a poster.

    According to WorldNetDaily, one judge who is familiar with the Red’s Trading Post case found “the ATF speaks of violations found during the inspections of 2000 and 2005, but fails to reveal that additional investigations in 2001 and 2007 revealed no violations or problems.”  The judge also noted the ATF was exaggerating the situation by

    “double counting” some violations.

    Finally, the fact that Ted Kennedy wants to work with Sullivan on gun control is reason enough to find another candidate to head up the ATF. Kennedy said, “We’ll miss him in Massachusetts, but he’ll be a strong leader at ATF, and I look forward to working with him on key issues on gun control.”

    Because of these concerns, I would ask that you please oppose the Sullivan nomination, and instead work with Gun Owners of America and the NRA to find a nominee who will protect the rights of innocent gun owners.

    Sincerely,