"Firing a prosecutor for failing to find wide voter fraud is like firing a park ranger for failing to find Sasquatch."
From a WaPo op-ed on "The Myth of Voter Fraud." Voter fraud, say the authors, is essentially nonexistent, but is used as an excuse to pass laws that exclude people from the voting booths.
If you want to know what side to vote with, pick the side that wants citizens to be able to vote over the side that wants to win elections by excluding citizens. Every time. There's no other issue that is to black and white. In the 21st century, it's been the Republicans doing the excluding.
Of course, this goes back to the U.S. Attorney firings. These people were fired because they weren't being helpful enough in terms of keeping Republicans in power. There's no other reason for it, despite the best efforts of Alberto and his minions, and Bush and Rove and their minions, to explain the firings in any of a dozen other ways. Fired for not prosecuting voter fraud (that doesn't exist)? Come on.
The firings are almost all in real battleground states for 2008. Rove's crony took the position in Arkansas, where the expected Democratic challenger is from, and where you can bet Rove's crony would find old ground to cover before the election. The state that's probably the safest for the Dems, California, happens to be where Carol Lam was pursuing a case that was reaching into the CIA and probably into the offices of more Republicans than just Duke Cunningham.
It was political, it was dishonest, it was wrong. Heads should roll, beginning with Gonzales's. And U.S. Attorneys shouldn't be expected to spend their time looking for Bigfoot when there are real problems to deal with.