Wednesday, April 11, 2007

hey kev

i'm NOT sure i'd take on the new job

U.S. Attorney for Connecticut named Attorney General's chief of staff

by News Channel 8's Annie Rourke

(New Haven-WTNH) _ Kevin O'Connor, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor, has been named chief of staff to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
Attorney Dennis Kerrigan says, he has known O'Connor for 15 years, professionally and politically and says, the announcement did not take him by surprise.
"I think it's a great honor for him and a great honor for the state to have someone that high up in the Justice Department," said Kerrigan. .................

...........O'Connor will start his new role on April 26th, but will remain the U.S. Attorney for Connecticut. After six-months, he and Gonzales will decide whether he will continue doing both jobs. ................

there is also some
flack going on regarding fired us attorney iglesias. they say he was fired for being an 'absentee' us attorney. why was he absent? HE WAS SERVING IN THE NAVAL RESERVES.

so us attorney kevin o'connor is still going to retain being us attorney in connecticut yet NOT serve connecticut? how does THAT work?

Prosecutor Heads Into D.C. Fray O'Connor Named Top Gonzales Aide

Kevin J. O'Connor, Connecticut's top federal prosecutor, agreed Tuesday to become chief of staff to embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose hold on his office has weakened amid accusations that he was involved in the political dismissals of U.S. attorneys.Colleagues said O'Connor, who since January has spent much of his time in Washington, was offered and agreed to accept the position after a relatively quick process........

(by the way, i DO wish kevin o'connor luck and no ill will. i DO want him to succeed. i'm just not sure i'd follow the same path. hell, i KNOW i wouldn't follow the same path!)

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