Gee, if you get grilled about your political persuasion and religious beliefs, know that toeing the line will be more important than serving justice and have to answer to chipmunk bosses like Ms Goodling....why wouldn't you want to work for the DOJ?
Fewer candidates apply for positions as U.S. attorneys
By Margaret Talev, Marisa Taylor and Lesley Clark
WASHINGTON - The Bush administration's decision to fire nine U.S. attorneys last year has created a new problem for the White House: The controversy appears to be discouraging applications for some of the 22 prosecutor posts that President Bush needs to fill.
Of the nation's 93 U.S. attorneys, 22 are serving without Senate confirmation as interim or acting prosecutors. They represent districts in Alaska, Arizona, California, the District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Maine, Michigan, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, Puerto Rico, Tennessee, West Virginia and Washington.
In Florida, the panel that's evaluating candidates and making recommendations to the White House has received only two applicants for the vacancy left by U.S. Attorney Paul Perez in Tampa - even after it extended the May 3 deadline to apply. Perez, who resigned in March, left for a private-sector job. He's said that he wasn't forced out.
David Iglesias, the ousted New Mexico U.S. attorney, said that timing may be a contributing factor, but that the administration is in denial if it doesn't believe there are concerns about low office morale, the ability to remain independent or even the odds of being confirmed by a suspicious Senate controlled by the Democrats.
The article goes on and quotes a White House official claiming the reason no one wants to apply is that it is too close to the end of the term. Uh huh, keep on telling yourself that bud.
I'm guessing the #1 reason is no one wants to be mistaken for a Regent University grad.