Saturday, July 01, 2006

The Archie Award for 2006...

I would like to take this opportunity to present the 2006 Archibald Cox Award for Self-Destructive Over Achievement in Government Service to U.S. Navy Lt. Commander Charles Swift whose zealous defense of, and pursuit of due process for, accused terrorist and GTMO detainee Salim Ahmed Hamdan, for the past couple of years and his recent ass-whoopin' of Maximum Leader's lawyers in front of the Supremes last week in a stunning victory for of the U.S. Constitution will likely cost him his Naval Career.

According to reporting done by Raw Story and others, Swift has already been passed up by a promotion review board once in the past two years, for no apparent reason, and has received indications that his upcoming board will also bypass him for full Commander again.

This overt disregard for a brilliant military and legal career comes despite continually being recognized as one of the 50 most influential lawyers in America, and the public accolades of his commanding officer, Marine Corps Col. Dwight Sullivan who says:
"He's doing a fantastic job."... Sullivan spoke of the crucial importance of the case decided Thursday by the Supreme Court. "It's a fundamental constitutional question about the powers of the president," Sullivan said. Asked about Swift's aggressive legal challenge of the commander in chief, Sullivan saluted Swift's "moral courage."

"He has been absolutely fearless is pursuing his client's interests. And also he has exhibited an extraordinary level of legal skill. His legal strategy has been brilliant.

"We all take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States and he has certainly done that, literally."
Well, thank God that dangerous kook won't be contaminating the ideology pool in the halls of government anymore. Because the last thing any of need is more smart lawyers in government service taking their oath to protect the Constitution seriously and doing it with talent, brains, guts and compassion...

Yeah, fortunately we will be quit of that guy, soon... At least I can take some comfort in the fact that at least he will now get into the private sector, rake phat stacks of mad bank, and will no longer be constrained by the politics of being a military lawyer. Or as Shaft says: "Tell me, now that I'm not a cop anymore, do you think this makes less dangerous... or more..."

We would like to congratulate the runners up, Department of Justice Special Prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald, who in spite of a high profile investigation, indictment of Scooter Libby and nut-busting dealing with Karlos the Jackal has still not managed to get himself fired yet... Also, mad props to Travis County District Attorney Ronnie Earle, who in spite of indicting Tom Delay and thereby ending one of the most brutal and effective leadership and money laundering regimes in the House of Representatives, still has not faced a significant threat to his career...

Keep at it guys, and you too can jon the Cox alumni...

mojo sends

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