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Another shoe drops in the U.S. attorney purse scandal, but not Gonzales':<br><br>
"Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty announced his resignation yesterday after 18 months on the job, becoming the fourth senior Justice Department official to quit amid the controversy surrounding the dismissal of nine U.S. attorneys last year.<br><br>
"In a one-page letter to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, McNulty said he will leave his post in late summer because of the "financial realities" brought on by "college-age children and two decades of public service."<br><br>
"McNulty, 49, said in an interview that the political tumult over the prosecutor dismissals -- including his role in providing inaccurate information to Congress -- did not play a part in his decision. He said he has not lined up a job but is considering his options."<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/05/14/AR2007051401071_pf.html" target="_blank">http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...401071_pf.html</a><br><br>
And if you buy the scandal had nothing to do with his quitting, I've got some nice property at the Florida-Georgia border to sell you.
 

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Yet another example of courage from a member of this administration....<br><br><b>Gonzales: Deputy was pointman on firings</b><br><br>
"Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Tuesday he relied on his resigning deputy more than any other aide to decide which U.S. attorneys should be fired last year.<br><br>
"His comments came a less than a day after Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty announced he would resign at the end of the summer — a decision that people familiar with the plans said was hastened by the controversy over the purge of eight prosecutors.<br><br>
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"McNulty, reached in San Antonio after Gonzales' remarks, declined to comment.<br><br>
"McNulty has acknowledged approving the list of prosecutors who were ordered to leave last October, a few weeks before the firings were made official. <span style="text-decoration:underline;">But documents released by the Justice Department</span> show <b>he was not closely involved in picking all the U.S. attorneys</b> who were put on the list — a job <b>mostly driven by two Gonzales staffers</b> with <span style="text-decoration:underline;">little prosecutorial experience.</span>"<br><br>
From:<br><a href="http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/ap/politics/4806462.html" target="_blank">http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/...s/4806462.html</a><br><br>
I think Dubya Inc. must have a "how to pass the buck" seminar for all who sign on.
 
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