Anyone following The Case of the Disappearing U.S. Attorneys will be glad to know that Josh Marshall and TPM have solved the mystery. We now know who's responsible. A Republican.
So who dropped that little-known provision into the Patriot Act that allows the White House to appoint US Attorneys without getting them confirmed by the senate? We've been looking into this. And the hidden hand appears to be that of Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) -- acting at the request of the Bush/Gonzales Justice Department.
Video: Sen. Diane Feinstein blows the whistle on yet another Bush power grab :
Watch this video and tremble -fear for the future of Democracy, Due Process of Law, freedom itself: