Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Last dance for Gonzales?

I was working yesterday so I missed the presser that Gonzales called in an attempt to save his job. The consenus seems to be Alberto handled it poorly. However, the press corps seems to be reluctant to call a lie, a lie and allows Gonzales to get away with lying under oath by accepting his weak excuse that he was unaware of what was happening around him in the department he oversees. Call me a cynic, but I find it a little difficult to believe that if Miers and Rove were so deeply involved, as the newly released emails from his chief of staff indicate, that Gonzales would not be included in that loop. I mean really, are we supposed to believe that the sacrificial lamb, Kyle Sampson, would have taken such a project upon himself without consulting his boss - ever?

Gonzales falls back on the classic Bush administration excuses. Mistakes were made and he sort of accepts responsibility but is not going to resign over it or anything. He didn't know he was lying under oath because it's a big department and running Justice is hard work. Screw resigning, he should be terminated and indicted for lying to Senate in the first place. Furthermore, one would hope as these White House emails are now scrutinized, that Miers and Rove would also come under investigation for plotting to subvert the independence of our judicial system in order to sabotage the White House's political opponents.

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