Monday, November 2, 2009

Mary Beth Buchanan Rides the Bus

Finallly, some good news, by way of AVN.

Just in case you've been living in a cave for the past few years, Buchanan was the mostly madly partisan of all W.'s federal district attorneys and led the charge on adult obscenity prosecutions with her indictment of Rob Black and Lizzie Borden, as a result of which, both are bankrupt and sitting in federal prisons at this very moment.

It was also Buchanan's handy work that landed actor and comedian Tommy Chong behind bars for selling bongs through the mail, thereby protecting society from yet another terrible menace, no doubt.

Not only was Buchanan a vainglorious headline grabber with a rabid enthusiasm for the right-wing social agenda, she was also an inept and irreponsible officer of the court, as the article above, and the embedded link to The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, make quite clear. She was deeply involved in the Bush administration's efforts to place their own kind in federal D.A. jobs all over the country and her conduct in office, which included failed attempts to prosecute the county coroner, with whom she had a personal beef and illegal use of privileged conversations between defendants and their lawyers recorded while the defendants were incarcerated.

Word has it that she now plans to run for elected office. She'll no doubt try to appeal to social conservatives in her right-leaning Western Pennsylvania district, but as new scandals break with predictable frequency, she's likely to find herself running from it instead.

Meantime, our suggestion to this grandstanding smut-buster is not to let the door hit her on the way out.

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