What makes a good attorney general? In looking for a cut of tape for the top of the show today, it became clear that some folks think the answer is someone whose views are in line with those of the president, but there's also a contingency that believes no, it's more about a dedication to understanding and interpreting the law. What do you think? If you're a fan of the current commander in chief, you might think the former... and if you're not, you're likely to choose the latter. But what if the tides changed, and your ideal candidate was elected, and vice versa? Would you still want an AG who adhered to the letter of the law if your ideologies were in line with the prez, or one who follows the boss when you're not a fan of his positions? It's tough to phrase, but it just seems like there's an easy answer... until you think about the other side.
So You Wanna Be AG
August 30, 2007