Friday, April 16, 2010

Time To Get Off Pot On Replacing Chong-Hunter

The local U.S. Attorney saga may be getting freakier. It originally seemed a good bet that Mary Beth Buchanan's successor would have been sworn in before Bush Jr.'s Inauguration Day flight had touched down. So why is Pittsburgh's the last vacancy in the state without a nominee? Did Cliff Levine change his mind (again)? Did the Casey-Specter tussle unravel something in Pittsburgh? Did a background investigation take an unexpected turn? Is Pres. Obama waiting to see whether the Chong-Hunter is still available after November? If the President doesn't make a move within a week, the lines are going back up at the Propositions Board (far right column).


Bram Reichbaum said...

Someone told me that in their opinion, it most likely had to do with the background investigation (i.e. the standard vetting process). However I can't with complete confidence characterize than as either an educated, or a wholly disinterested opinion. If you smell a fish Infininny I smell a fish.

Not a Penguins fan, are ya?

Bram Reichbaum said...

"Did the Casey-Specter tussle unravel something in Pittsburgh?"

If so, it could be that the best thing to do to Move Forward With This Process is to support Admiral Sestak. I'm not saying that would necessarily be the best thing for the overall sake of selecting a nominee, but it could be.

Just curious: we all know Rick Santorum as a senator had some clear, strong ties to local legend John Verbanac. Any word if Sen. Specter did or does also? It would stand entirely to reason.

Infinonymous said...

The Penguins are the only local team (pro) left to root for.

Birdies no longer chirping re: U.S.A. Plus, obvious news angle is not being reported . . . which suggests a deal for an eventual story.

Which suggests an eventual story.

And the one that comes to mind first would be size XL.