Tuesday, March 6, 2007
Sneaky Pete's Dilemma
The evolving scandal over the political firings of several U.S. Attorneys has apparently dirtied up its first Rethuglican politician: Sen. Pete Domenici. Domenici, known as "Sneaky Pete" on Capitol Hill for avoiding consultations with fellow senators, intervened with former U.S. Attorney for New Mexico, David Iglesias, to put pressure on the timing of an ongoing investigation of a Democratic political figure. That's a no-no under Senate ethics rules. Earlier, he denied contacting Iglesias; now he says he did. Let's see what the Senate does with Sneaky Pete.