Just before I thought it couldn’t get any better over there in Washington after both Rumsfeld and Rove gave Dubbya the dueces, another bird has flown the coop.
This morning, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales announced his resignation telling onlookers, “I lived the American Dream” and “Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father’s best days,” (Don’t even try to pull at our heart strings) He took no questions from the media and did not give a clear reason why he left, although you don’t need a PhD to figure it out.
Democrats cheered Mr. Gonzales’s departure. “Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job,” said Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) “He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say ‘no’ to Karl Rove.”
You already know Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY) is in his office right now doing the cabbage patch and passing out Patron shots.
Meanwhile, poor Dubbya told the press today, “It’s sad that Mr. Gonzales’s name had been “dragged through the mud for political reasons.”
Why is Bush acting like the reason no one likes Gonzales is because he never went to happy hour with his co-workers? The federal attorney general is the highest chief law officer in the nation. That title needs to be taken seriously regardless if your old frat brother got you the job. To fire judges who would not rule in favor of Cheney & Co. and to lie and act brand-new under oath are not mere “political reasons.” To sit up here and tell college-educated people ,”I don’t recall” and “I don’t remember” to questions like”Did you erase this e-mail?” or “Did you attend this meeting a few months back?”–is ridiculous. I could tell you what I ordered at Red Lobster Times Square while having lunch with a friend two years ago. Come again G.
What Gonzales did was an obstruction of justice and just plain illegal.
Talk about lowering national morale, there are still people who believe in this country’s founding principles. (I am not one of those people, I am merely speaking for those who have American flags hanging off their car antennas and call people from the Middle East, “Air-rabs) Gonzales’ actions usher in the blatant reality that the laws that are made to govern our nation can be easily broken by the “Good Ole Boys” for the right price.
Gonzales’ last day at the office is September 17th. I can only imagine what that going-away party is going to look like.