US Atty Biskupic the Machiavellian

casts the Biskupic/Thompson prosecution as a component of the Bush
“Mayberry Machiavellis”—cut-throat, provincial, amoral ignoramuses who
would not endure a classical liberal democracy to save their lives. In Biskupic’s case, he saw the writing of the walls of Mayberry, threw
away 16 years of service as a prosecutor, resulting in, as Thompson’s
attorney, Stephen Hurley, told me, “The great irony of the case …
having been wrongfully prosecuted for doing
her job for allegedly political reasons, now the question is being asked whether (Biskupic) engaged in this same behavior.”


Update: From today New York Times' piece on ,”
specifically citing a baffling case of one citizen voting while on
probation federally prosecuted by none other than US Atty Stephen
Biskupic. “I
find this whole prosecution mysterious,” Judge Diane P. Wood of the
United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, in Chicago,
said at a hearing in Ms. Prude’s case. “I don’t know whether the
Eastern District of Wisconsin goes after every felon who accidentally
votes. It is not like she voted five times. She cast one vote.” The Justice Department stand is backed by and White House officials, including ,
the president’s chief political adviser. The White House has
acknowledged that he relayed Republican complaints to President Bush
and the Justice Department that some prosecutors were not attacking
voter fraud vigorously. In speeches, Mr. Rove often mentions fraud
accusations and warns of tainted elections."


April 12, 2007 - 9:49am