Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Cummins Makes the National News

Posted By on Tue, Mar 13, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Bud Cummins, the former United States attorney from Little Rock who was fired last year in a political purge orchestrated by President Bush and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, was the lead story on the CBS Evening News Tuesday, saying the same thing he told the Memphis Flyer last week.

Cummins said the "incompetent" handling of the firings will haunt the administration and does an injustice to honest federal prosecutors everywhere.

For more on the politics of federal prosecutors, see John Branston’s book Rowdy Memphis, and the chapter “More Power Than a Good Man Ought to Want.” The title comes from a former United States attorney in Memphis, Tom Turley, who once told Mike Cody that “a United States attorney has more power than a good man ought to want or a bad man ought to have.” Rowdy Memphis is available from the Flyer store or at local bookstores.

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