New head of ATFE
Michael Sullivan, US Atty for Massachusetts, has been named acting head of BATFE.
I know nothing of him, but anyone interested in rising in MA politics is, for me, a source of worry in the firearms area. The appointment seems strange, tho. The job is now subject to Senate confirmation (I'd assume this is a recess appointment). He keeps his job as US Attorney while heading the agency. That's not improper (there have been folks who sat on the Supreme Court and were cabinet members at the same time, OK, that's a bit improper), but it is irregular -- how can a fellow do two fulltime jobs hundreds of miles apart? It's possible he very literally is meant to be acting director, just give another entry on his resume', and go back to being US Atty when they find the real nominee.