Thursday, March 15, 2007
Statistic of the Day
Data indicate that the offices of the U.S. Attorneys across the nation investigate seven (7) times as many Democratic officials as they investigate Republican officials, a number that exceeds even the racial profiling of African Americans in traffic stops. —Profs. Donald C. Shields and John F. Cragan (emeriti) writing in "The Political Profiling of Elected Democratic Officials: When Rhetorical Vision Participation Runs Amok"
The authors add that "The current Bush Republican Administration appears to be the first to have engaged in political profiling" and recommend—
new federal laws that would create a national registry of the federal investigations of both candidates and elected officials by the U.S. Attorneys' and other Justice Department Offices.