Monday, May 21, 2007

Will he stay or will he go now?

By Libby

I've been hearing this rumor that Gonzales will step down rather than endure the embarrassment of a "no confidence" vote for a couple of days now but I'll be more inclined to believe it when they actually schedule a vote. They do a lot of talking inside of the Beltway but real action is harder to find.

Nonetheless, if they do hold a vote I'm predicting Alberto won't step down just because of it. I figure he'll hang on until Bush decides to dump him, which seems unlikely for our stubborn Commander Guy as long as he's being pressured to do so. I find it hard to believe a guy who hung onto Rummy until after the election when he could have possibly saved his party by dumping him before, is going to care enough about the welfare of the country to do the right thing now.

Meanwhile, this quote made me laugh - in a sardonic kind of way.
"As for no-confidence votes, maybe senators need a refresher course on American civics," said White House spokesman Tony Fratto, with President George W. Bush in Crawford, Texas. "What I mean is I think you find no-confidence votes in parliamentary systems, not the American system of government."
Someone should remind Tony that our Leaker-in-Chief/Decider/Commander Guy could a use a little refresher course on our former system of government -- you know, the one he is actively destroying with his unitary executive theory. Frankly, I've been thinking lately the parliamentary system is looking more attractive all the time since it provides a means to get rid of a lame president with the same procedure, instead of having to endure a full four year term of bad governance. It seems to be a hell of lot quicker than impeachment.

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