Friday, March 09, 2007

Should the Attorney General be an Elected Office?

Currently the Attorney General is appointed by the President. Garrett Epps has a piece at Salon today about how maybe we should rethink this. We might get better results if the AG was elected.

This would dilute the President's power, which of course the current administration would oppose. It is baffling to me how the party that is supposedly distrustful of government has fought tooth and nail for a President determined to consolidate as much power in his office as possible.

At any rate, the article is well worth reading and considering.

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