Monday, March 12, 2007

"The Failed Attorney General"

While I can't put into words my chagrin in sharing an opinion with the reprehensible monstrosity known as Mr. Senator Charles E. "Chuck" Schumer (D-NY), he and a significant number of other congressional leaders on both sides of the aisle have joined me in calling for the head of our exalted attorney general. (Metaphorically calling for the head, of course.)

Additionally, the NYT has joined the voices of reason in advocating the unceremonious dismissal of this asshat. According to their Sunday editorial, Mr. Gonzales "does not have a clue", "has never stopped being consigliere to Mr. Bush’s imperial presidency", is a "public champion of the absurd notion" that the rule of law does not apply to this presidential administration, has "repudiated the Geneva Conventions", has "sanctioned the use of kidnapping, secret detentions, abuse and torture", has "been central to the administration’s assault on the courts", has "abandoned [his] duties as guardian of election integrity and voting rights." They say Mr. Gonzales' "weak resume" at the time of his confirmation to the post essentially consisted of "producing legal briefs for Mr. Bush that assured him that the law said what he wanted it to say." And finally, Mr. Gonzales "symbolizes Mr. Bush’s disdain for the separation of powers, civil liberties and the rule of law."

I think that about sums it up.

1 comment:

Gleemonex said...

I'll say it does. Read that yesterday in my dead-tree version of the paper, and -- DAMN. Scorching. It's way past time to be gentle.