We need an attorney general that we can trust

Courier Post Online has this Opinion Piece:

There is a cloud over Paul J. Fishman and President Barack Obama should not consider him for the job of U.S. attorney for New Jersey. His involvement in the case regarding Gov. Jon Corzine and Carla Katz and their secret e-mails makes him an unacceptable candidate for this job. The state’s two U.S. senators — Robert Menendez and Frank Lautenberg — put Fishman’s name forward as a candidate for the U.S. Justice Department’s top law enforcement official in the state. We believe they have exercised poor judgment in doing so. We believe the next U.S. attorney must be someone the public can fully trust to be a champion for open and honest government. We’re not sure Fishman can be that person.

We couldn’t agree more. On the one hand, Corzine claims the emails had nothing to do with union negotiations. On the other, Fishman is saying they did. One of these men is lying. We have to be positive the attorney general is not the person lying.

However, it is very likely Fishman is lying. The appeals court sided with Corzine, which indicates they believe his story and are agreeing this is covered by executive privilege. They have seen the emails, and if Corzine had been lying, they would likely have taken issue.

Do we really want an attorney general that has a suspicion of being a liar in a strate that has been plagued by corruption?  We understand the next AG will not be another Chris Christie. However, the citizens of New Jersey deserve to at least have a person of integrity. Fishman does not appear to fall into this category.


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