Despite the internal strife that has gripped the Minnesota Attorney General's Office, AG Lori Swanson made an impressive showing in a report that ACORN released this week ranking state AGs' efforts fighting mortgage foreclosures.
Swanson was one of six state AGs who got an "A+" from the grassroots community group. The other state AGs getting the highest ranking were from Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Illinois and Iowa.
Management controversies don't always translate to bad external performance by an office. It's worth recalling that despite the turbulence in the local U.S. Attorney's Office last year, it was reported that the office managed to set a productivity record under Rachel Paulose.