I just can’t make stuff like this up. Barack Obama appointed Tony West to head the Justice Department’s Civil Division. Who is this Tony West? He’s the attorney that defended the “American Taliban” John Walker Lindh. Screedblog has the details here.
Tony West works out of the San Francisco office of Morrison Foerster. Three things come to mind when looking over his biography.
- First, I giant well done to Tony for his work in prosecuting child pornography groups.
- Second, he was part of the Janet Reno team that went after the evil Microsoft over their browser. Remember that debacle? Way to go Janet – fight those evil browser mongers. But I digress.
- Third, how did John Walker Lindh, a guy living in the caves of Afghanistan afford this Harvard educated attorney?
Also, Newsbusters reports that Tony West raised $65 million for Obama’s presidential campaign. Picture below. I guess ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC thought this story to be not newsworthy.
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