How was Sutton appointed to be in the position that he is in right now?
I have never seen a more incompetent person in my life. I get the distinct feeling from his actions that he is doing nothing more than an out reach of Bush's immigration scams, and a "Yes," man. His attacking of border agents is starting to get tiresome...not to mention disgusting.
What exactly is his qualifications and why does he keep attacking people who work in law enforcement?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
It looks like on paper, he has the qualifications but it doesn't mean anything. He has an agenda. Oh yeah, and he was nominated by Bush. That should explain everything. I hope Sutton gets the punishment he deserves.
On October 25, 2001, Johnny Sutton was nominated by President George W. Bush to serve as United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas. On November 30, 2001, the United States Senate confirmed the President’s appointment.
As United States Attorney for the Western District of Texas, Johnny Sutton represents the United States in criminal and civil matters within the District. The Western Judicial District of Texas is composed of more than 93,000 square miles, approximately 660 miles of border with the Republic of Mexico, 68 Texas Counties, and three of Texas’ major metropolitan areas, San Antonio, El Paso and Austin. The District has over 260 employees including 118 Assistant United States Attorneys.
Mr. Sutton also serves as the chairman of the Attorney General’s Advisory Committee (AGAC) which plays a significant role in determining policies and programs of the Department and in carrying out the national goals set by the President and the Attorney General.
The AGAC consists of 17 members appointed by the Attorney General and represents different judicial circuits, various-sized offices, and expertise. Mr. Sutton also serves on the Border and Immigration Law Enforcement Subcommittee of the AGAC.
Prior to becoming United States Attorney, Mr. Sutton served as an Associate Deputy Attorney General at the U.S. Department of Justice in Washington, D.C., and as a Policy Coordinator for the Bush-Cheney Transition Team assigned to the Department of Justice.
Mr. Sutton served as the Criminal Justice Policy Director for then-Governor George W. Bush from 1995-2000, advising the Governor on all criminal justice issues, with specific oversight in the areas of criminal law, prison capacity and management, parole operations and legislative initiatives.
Prior to his service in the Governor’s office, Mr. Sutton worked as a criminal trial prosecutor in the Harris County District Attorney’s Office (Houston, Texas) for eight years. As a prosecutor, he was lead trial counsel in over sixty felony cases, including numerous capital murder, aggravated robbery, and sexual assault cases. He is fluent in Spanish, having appeared as a television commentator for the Spanish language network Univision during the Selena homicide trial.
Mr. Sutton is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, where he earned a bachelor’s degree in International Business in 1983, and the University of Texas School of Law, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree in 1987. As an undergraduate, he played baseball for the Longhorns and was the starting left-fielder on the 1983 National Championship team.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
He's Jorge Bush's buddy!
Sutton is a liar and a scumbag! He told Congress that Nacho and Jose were "out to shoot Mexicans" that day. When asked for documentation, he couldn't provide it and then months later admitted that they hadn't said that.
Sutton also claims that if he had the evidence to prosecute the illegal for his 2nd smuggling attempt, he would do it. He's got the evidence and has not done anything.
This 2nd smuggling attempt was never heard by the jury. If this, and other evidence, had been told to the jury they probably wouldn't have been convicted.
What really gets me is the fact that not only did Mexico push for a conviction but Americans keep saying that they were convicted so they must be guilty. This is sickening. They don't know anything about the case and assume that these GOOD MEN and criminals. It's the prosecutor and their star witness that are criminals!
- TracyLv 44 years ago
Since the Vice President isn't a member of the Cabinet, I thought it may be better to point out the white men who do staff Obama's Cabinet (his "ring of power" in the 'regime': Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Geithner Secretary of Defense Robert Gates Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack Secretary of Education Arne Duncan Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Shaun Donovan Secretary of Transportation Ray Lahood White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel Director of the Office of Management and Budget Peter Orszag Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar (Hispanic ethnicity, race is white) 8 (9 if you count Salazar) of the 20 cabinet positions are filled by white men. 6 are filled by women and the remaining 5 or 6 are men of different races (Asian-Americans, a Pacific Islander/Hawaiian, African-Americans and Mr. Salazar if we're differentiating white Hispanic men). So no, it's not forbidden, and no, you probably should not apply.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
another slimey lawyer who hates Americans.