Friday, April 20, 2007

Gonzo is going nowhere fast

I haven't had time this week to follow Gonzales' testimony before the Senate but in scanning the reactions this morning, it would appear he didn't do well. If Capt. Ed can't find anything good to say, one can assume he pretty well tanked. Certainly, Joe Gandelman, who posts his usual stellar sampling of the reactions inside and outside of Blogtopia, doesn't find any great reviews outside of the unsurprising ringing endorsement from Bush.

Under any sane and reasonable administration, Gonzales would have been asked to announce his resignation by now but we are talking about Bush here, so Gonzales must be feeling pretty secure no matter how dismally he performed before the Senate committee. Glenn Greenwald sums it up well.
That is how Bush works. If someone demands that Bush take action, he will petulantly refuse simply to demonstrate that he does not comply with anyone else’s will. He is The Decider, nobody else, and nothing is more important than for him to demonstrate that. And loyalty to the Leader is valued infinitely higher than either integrity or competence, which are not remotely required for positions in the administration.
Indeed. Integrity or competence are a liability in this White House and a healthy conscience is a sure bet for termination, as many who have dared to publicly disagree with the Bush doctrine have discovered. Meanwhile, since Gonzales apparently possesses none of these attributes, he can rest easy that a "Heckuva Job Fredo" is the worst he'll suffer at the hands of his boss, for at least as long as he can maintain his blind loyalty.

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3 Comments:

Anonymous rockync said...

One of the news channels had a count and I don't remember what it was but there was a large number of times Gonzales used the old, "I don't recall" stategy. Definitely looked like he was dodging the questions - not a good stategy at all.

11:26:00 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Gonzo reminds me of Ollie North, good dog

3:21:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

I'm sorry I didn't have time to watch any of it but isn't it amazing how many people in this administration have such bad memories. When they caught red-handed in political hanky-panky, all of sudden they go into early Alzheimer's.

Anon- LOL. Funny analogy.

10:09:00 AM  

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