Josh Marshall’s blog Talking Points Memo has been all over the Attorney firing scandal and all of the related background material for months. As George Stephanopolis mentioned a couple of weeks ago on This Week,Â Josh and his team have been way ahead of the mainsteam media on this. If you’re interested in the subject, TPM is the place to go.
So – I was pretty thrilled when a short question I sent Josh was quoted on Talking Points Memo today. Read more on his site.
On the New Mexico indictment noted below, TPM Reader LS writes in …
Did I miss the ‘voter fraud’ part?
That’s the issue Domenici was floating, I thought. This seems like a kickback case…I didn’t see the voter fraud part.
Here’s the answer I sent LS …
To the best of my knowledge, two separate issues. The history of complaints re: Iglesias from Domenici and Republicans in the state was about his failure to pursue vote fraud allegations stemming from the 2004 election. The particular issue with those two calls was about this case — political corruption, but not vote fraud. Sampson’s argument yesterday was that it was that general complaint about lax vote fraud enforcement that got him canned.