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March 11, 2007

NY Times urging ouster of AG Gonzales

The New York Times today has this editorial, entitled "The Failed Attorney General," which urges President Bush to dismiss AG Alberto Gonzales.  Here is how it begins:

During the hearing on his nomination as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales said he understood the difference between the job he held — President Bush's in-house lawyer — and the job he wanted, which was to represent all Americans as their chief law enforcement officer and a key defender of the Constitution.  Two years later, it is obvious Mr. Gonzales does not have a clue about the difference.

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And in related news, the DOJ pointed the finger at the FBI in a report that the latter blatantly flouted privacy protections when getting admin wiretapping warrants.

Makes you wonder.

Posted by: rothmatisseko | Mar 11, 2007 4:06:01 PM

no, no, no! The NYT is totally missing the point. It's not that Gonzo doesn't understand the difference- he clearly knows what his job SHOULD be, which is why he's spinning like a top now. The Senate asked if he could choose between Bush and the Constitution, and he told them he could- and then he chose Bush.

This isn't some kind of specious ethics violatin. He knowingly and maliciously lied under oath in his confirmation hearings. That's a FELONY. After he's impeached, he should be jailed for perjury.

Posted by: smiley | Mar 12, 2007 11:40:18 AM

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