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Bush appoints Viveca Novak's husband to the FEC

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And Pelosi endorsed this. What? I'm sorry, but this has the appearance of being an attempt to curry favor with the witness in a federal criminal investigation of Bush's own administration. That's obstruction of justice. Whether or not that was Bush's intent, it's incredibly inappropriate to appoint Novak's husband to a senior position a week or two after she testifies for/against Bush's top aide.

From Political Money line:

Also nominated was Robert D. Lenhard, a Democrat and Associate General Counsel at the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Lenhard is a native of Baltimore, Maryland, graduated from Johns Hopkins University and the University of California, Los Angeles School of Law. His spouse, Viveca Novak works for Time Magazine and testifed before Fitzgerald's grand jury regarding her conversations with an attorney for Karl Rove in the Valerie Phame leak investigation. In the 1970’s and early 80’s she was the key investigative reporter for Common Cause Magazine. Lenhard nomination was supported by former Senator Tom Daschle and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Lenhard will replace Democratic Commissioner Scott Thomas.
(Hat tip to Jane)

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