Sniping Begins in D.A. Race
As expected, a couple candidates, Allan Dollison and Arnie Klein, have criticized a plea deal made by candidate Elan Firpo who is prosecuting the case.
Actions taken by a candidate in the courtroom are certainly fair game in a race for district attorney. I can't help but think that in this case it might have been better for them to keep quiet. I'm sure the finger pointers made the same sort of plea deals during their time in the courtroom. It also strikes me as an act of desperation by second tier candidates wanting attention.
Candidate Firpo seemed to handle the criticism well. Maggie Fleming, the other apparent front runner in the race, seems to have had the sense to stay out of the fray.