West Hartford lawyer ties fate to Gonzales

I always figured that Kevin O’Connor, our former town attorney, was a bright guy. He seemed like one.
But now he’s gone and become the chief of state for U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who’s getting roasted daily for his blundering in the firing of eight good U.S. attorneys around the country.
O’Connor, who remains the U.S. attorney for Connecticut, has apparently done enough of the Bush administration’s bidding to keep moving up the ladder. Of course, that just puts him ever close to political incineration, which is what happened to Gonzales’ former aides.
“I am very pleased that Kevin has agreed to serve as my Chief of Staff,” Gonzales said, according to a department press release. “He is an outstanding lawyer and as U.S. Attorney in Connecticut demonstrated that he is a strong manager and leader.”
At least Gonzales admits that he knows O’Connor. He can’t seem to recall much about the eight able U.S. attorneys that he dumped because the White House didn’t think they were partisan enough.
O’Connor is going to have a tough time keeping his image clean in dirty DC. But I wish him well there.
He isn’t a bad guy. He’s just running with a bad crowd.

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One response to “West Hartford lawyer ties fate to Gonzales

  1. interested

    “He isn’t a bad guy. He’s just running with a bad crowd.”

    You probably don’t REALLY know the guy. Good guys don’t run with bad crowds.

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