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What a dump

As Creature noted, the DOJ plopped down a massive docu-dump yesterday, perhaps in an effort to keep meticulous bloggers busy reading seemingly innocuous emails while the truly juicy stuff heads for the shredder (recycle bin?). But there are some things starting to emerge, such as that the federal prosecutor who just sent Scooter Libby up the river was also on the administration's "not loyal enough" list.
U.S. Attorney Patrick J. Fitzgerald was ranked among prosecutors who had "not distinguished themselves" on a Justice Department chart sent to the White House in March 2005, when he was in the midst of leading the CIA leak investigation that resulted in the perjury conviction of a vice presidential aide, administration officials said yesterday.

The ranking placed Fitzgerald below "strong U.S. Attorneys . . . who exhibited loyalty" to the administration but above "weak U.S. Attorneys who . . . chafed against Administration initiatives, etc.," according to Justice documents.

I wonder what was happening in 2005 that might have "chafed against administration initiatives". What, oh what could it be...

(Filed at State of the Day)