Friday, December 12, 2008

Axelrod's Attack on Patrick Fitzgerald's Chicago Patronage Investigation

The L.A. Times reports:
As Axelrod has said, a too-zealous prosecutor can look at normal political behavior and suspect impropriety. In a 2006 Vanity Fair interview, the Obama aide complained about Fitzgerald's scrutiny of Chicago politics.

"He goes after fleas and elephants with the same bazooka," Axelrod said. "At some point there's a line ... where you begin criminalizing politics in its most innocent form."
A jury found Mayor Daley's patronage boss guilty of a massive multi-year scheme.This is the same Mayor Daley that David Axelrod runs campaigns for.