Monday, August 27, 2007

Goodbye Gonzo! Wish we never knew ye.

The WaPo reports:

"Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced his resignation today, ending a controversial cabinet tenure that included clashes with Congress over the firing of nine U.S. attorneys and over the use of warrantless wiretaps in the war on terror."

And then there was also that little waterboarding problem; locking Americans up without due process; roughing up a sick man on his hospital bed and various other issues that tended to make Al Gonzales just slightly less popular than Michael Vick and a truckload of chemotheroputic infectious waste.

W, still on vacation, said of Gonzilla "[He is] a man of integrity, decency and principle." Uh huh.
That's Bush speak: To translate, just change the meaning of the sentence to the exact opposite meaning.

Bush really has his dander up about the bad treatment his good friend got from Washington.

"It's sad that we live in a time when a talented and honorable person like Alberto Gonzales is impeded from doing important work because his good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.

Talented? Gonzales is pretty much the living embodiment of the Peter Principle (promoted to the level of his imcompetence). And as for having his name dragged through the mud; what about his shameful visits to the Senate and House Judiciary Committees over the past few months? How much mud did he drag the good name and integrity of the Department of Justice through? And when it comes to "political reasons," the main reason he's on the way out the door is precisely because just allowed the Rovian hordes to march right into his agency and pack the place with political hacks mascarading as professionals.

W.'s strong defense of another one of his Texas cronies, despite the almost universal opprobium Gonzales brought down around his own head, should have chasened Bush somewhat, but no; he's loyal to his friends, even if that loyalty winds up showering ignominy upon the office of the President of the United States.

Couldn't Congress impeach him on the grounds of his making our country look like a banana republic in the eyes of the rest of the world?

Harry Reid says, "This resignation is not the end of the story. Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House."

Right, but if W. sends Orin Hatch's name up to the Senate to replace Gonzo, he and the rest of them will fall over themselves to confirm one of their own. Now what's scarier than orin Hatch as AG?


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