Tuesday, October 11, 2005
Many a good thing said of US Atty Fitzgerald
- from the Bush administration's perspective, "they could not have picked a worse person."
- "will bring to this the same energy and aggression that he does to every other project he undertakes."
- "He has no agenda. He looks at the facts, uncovers the facts and goes where the facts lead him."
- about his political views — "if he has any, and he may not."
- Fitzgerald demonstrates "a more black-and-white view of the world" that is "reductionist in disregarding nuances beyond what it will take to prevail."
- "not prone to consider what some would term humane factors in charging and sentencing decisions."
- "To say that he is extremely aggressive is, I think, a gross understatement...not disrespectful, but he's a lot less deferential than I bet most judges are accustomed to."
- "almost universally admired ... for telling the truth and prosecuting these cases."
- "He's doesn't do lunches at the important clubs or make rah-rah speeches"
- "Pat is driven by iron-tight integrity and a tireless work ethic"
- "is impervious to political pressure. ... I've seen no evidence that he has anything but the purest motives."
- "He's going to pursue matters ... with dedication and thoroughness...but overzealous? Certainly not."
- "the picture of what the public would think is an earnest prosecutor. He's a boy scout."
- "He's exactly the kind of person you'd want doing something like this."
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