Saturday, April 21, 2007

Going, Going, Gone-zales

Gonzales v. Gonzales.
Mr. Gonzales came across as a dull-witted apparatchik incapable of running one of the most important departments in the executive branch.
We don’t yet know whether Mr. Gonzales is merely so incompetent that he should be fired immediately, or whether he is covering something up.

White House Watch
"Q So is it fair to say that no matter what the testimony, no matter what the back-and-forth, that the President plans to stick with Attorney General Gonzales?

"MS. PERINO: I think -- yes. I think the President has full confidence in the Attorney General and whenever that changes for any public servant, we'll let you know, and I see no indication of that."

Gonzales Admits Mistakes
In a testy hearing Thursday morning, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales defended his decision to fire eight prosecutors in 2006, but said the process was “nowhere near as rigorous or as structured as it should have been.”
...he continued to lay much of the blame for the flawed process at the feet of his former chief of staff, Kyle Sampson, describing his own role in arriving at the firing decisions as “limited.” “I accepted the decisions made by staff. To my knowledge, I did not make decisions about who should or should not be asked to resign,” Gonzales testified.
“I made the decision,” he said.

Liberally using words like “I don’t recall,” Gonzales appeared to stymie Senators when he said he did not remember attending a crucial Nov. 27 meeting attended by the key players in which a memo was distributed outlining the plan to fire the attorneys. Seven of the attorneys were notified of their dismissals on Dec. 7, 2006.

“I have searched my memory. I have no recollection of the meeting,” Gonzales said.

Give it up, Alberto.
You're a liar out of your limited league.

Bubble Boy's take is to profess his full confidence and full support in his Fredo, one of many who helped him cover up and hide his past. He had "full support" for Rummy too.

April 2006

Bush Stands by Gonzo
Bush expressed "full confidence" in Gonzales through a spokeswoman and praised his "fantastic" service (Dana Perino)

"I can understand there are some people who still don't want to support the attorney general. That is their right," said White House spokeswoman Dana Perino. "But he has done a fantastic job at the Department of Justice. He is our number one crime fighter. He has done so much to help keep this country safe from terrorists."


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