Eight United States attorneys were fired by the Bush administration because they refused to engage in politically motivated prosecutions or to open up posts for Bush loyalists seeking career advancement.
U. S attorney Steven Biskupic was not among them.
Yesterday the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Georgia Thompson, the Wisconsin bureaucrat who became the target of a Republican smear campaign in November's gubernatorial race, be acquitted and freed. During 26 minutes of oral arguments, all three judges assailed the government's case, with Judge Diane Wood saying at one point that "the evidence is beyond thin."
In light of these developments, it is fair to ask if Biskupic avoided the Gonzalez/Bush hit list because he carried out their orders?