You may remember the story of Rachel Paulose, the inexperienced right-wing comer and friend of Monica Goodling who got installed in what was first intended to be a Patriot Act appointment to be US Attorney in Minnesota. Her managerial incompetence quickly spawned an office rebellion in which all four members of the office managerial team resigned their positions to go back to being line attorneys in the office, then there’s the investigation into her mishandling of classified material and mistreatment of employees. And then there’s the unfortunate matter of her using racial slurs (“fat”, “black”, “lazy”, “ass”, etc.) to describe staff.
When Paulose lost the confidence of even confirmed Bush party-liner Sen. Norm Coleman, you’d think that people had given up on making the case for this poster-child for US Atty Purge hackdom.
Minnesota blogger Eric Black has been in the lead on the Paulose story since the spring. And now he brings news that Paulose’s supporters are now pushing the story that she’s being run out of office by a secret pro-prostitution cabal at the Justice Department.
Black’s got the details.