Denise in the Middle

Here’s another way in which Denise O’Donnell, the only woman in the Democratic primary for Attorney General and the only Upstater, differs from her rivals: She’s willing (partially) to defend George W. Bush.

She tells the New York Law Journal that it’s “important to make sure police follow constitutional procedures,” but says she’s “willing to give Mr. Bush the ‘benefit of the doubt’ when he says he had reasons for ordering the wiretaps that are so sensitive they cannot be disclosed.”

She is a former U.S. Attorney, after all. But it’s not what you’ll read in Mark Green’s Book on Bush.