Saldana: U.S. Attorney Impasse Becoming ‘Unusual’

Sarah Saldana says the delay over her potential appointment as North Texas’ new U.S. attorney is beginning to resemble “an unusual situation.” The state’s two U.S. senators and a bipartisan committee recommended Saldana, a Democrat, for the position, you might recall. Then Texas House Democrats got into the act, floating up alternative candidates like Terri Moore of the Dallas County D.A.’s office and Dallas civil attorney Roger Williams.

While she waits for President Barack Obama to decide on an appointee, Saldana–who helped prosecute the recent Dallas City Hall corruption case–says she won’t be quitting her “day job.” (She’s been an assistant U.S. attorney here since 2004.) Saldana made the comments at D CEO magazine’s fourth-quarter happy hour at the Westin Galleria last night. More than 200 movers-and-shakers turned up for the bash, including Dr. John Goodman, head honcho at the National Center for Policy Analysis here, and Jorge L. Calderon, Dallas market president for Capital One Bank.

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