WSJ: George W. Bush U.S. Attorneys Fare Well in Politics

In a December 27, 2012 article in The Wall Street Journal, Heather Haddon writes Ex-Prosecutors Use Links To Forge a Path to Politics (sub req.) and notes that when NAFUSA member Susan Brooks is sworn in as a member of Congress on January 3, 2013,

she will join a sizable group of Republican politicians that has emerged from a tightknit cadre of former U.S. attorneys appointed by President George W. Bush. Of the 145 U.S. attorneys that Mr. Bush installed, 21 have moved on to elected office or political appointments.

Haddon calls NAFUSA member Chris Christie “the standard bearer for the group”, and lists additional former Bush U.S. Attorneys in politics: Gov. Matt Mead of Wyoming, Rep. Thomas Marino of central Pennsylvania, George Holding, who won a House seat in North Carolina and Drew Wrigley, lieutenant governor of North Carolina.

“They have really bonded,” NAFUSA Executive Director Rich Rossman is quoted as saying of the Bush II U.S. Attorneys.