Make AG independent
To the Editor: Gov. Sununu is a perfect example of why it’s very unconstitutional to have a governor appoint his own attorney general. In N.Y. state, the AG is elected and independent of the governor’s office, which it must be, because of those pesky concepts of due process and equal protection.
There’s only one reason a state has the top cop appointed by the top criminal. (If power corrupts, and it does almost always, then the governor of any state is likely the top criminal of that state. Dem or GOP, makes no difference.) And I believe every adult knows exactly why the top criminal, with the most power to abuse, who is always found to be getting cash payments from lobbyists for big corporations-doing-business-with-the-politician-getting-the-graft-I-mean-donations, wants to choose and control his own watchdog.
Sununu can prove he’s not corrupt regarding Inauguration-gate: change the law to make New Hampshire’s AG totally independent, and let us vote this November on N.H.’s top cop.
I predict Sununu will decline to obey the law, like when he insists the governor is not a public servant nor is his office a public office, so he doesn’t need to obey public info laws. Hey Chris, why don’t you want an independent AG, if you aren’t breaking any laws?
Guess we’ll have to sue Chris again, and he’ll lose again, as usual.