[quote]Zap Branigan wrote:
Every admin has politicized the justice department. Bush was a fool because he tried to do less of it than the other presidents.[/quote]
Care to elaborate? That’s a pretty big claim. And if you want to bring up Clinton (of course you do, you have Clinton Derangement Syndrome) his Attorney General Janet Reno is considered to have more independance from the White House during her career than almost any AG in modern history. So what the hell are you talking about?
Here’s the heart of the matter: The president can fire US attorneys, but he can’t fire them for ‘bad reasons’ and that is one of the key allegations… firing a US Attorney because they aggressively nailed Republicans in the Jack Abramoff corruption scandal… firing another because someone with White House connections wanted their job… another fired because they didn’t go forward with a voting fraud prosecution despite a lack of evidence.
Then Gonzales goes before the Senate Committee and lies… and gets caught. Do you conservatives have any self respect? How much shit can you possibly eat, on this scandal? You think lying to Congress is okay when a Republican does it? That seems to be the message.
And to get current, yesterday Gonzales testified under oath that he was out of the loop on the firings because he let one of his junior underlings make all the important decisions. So he’s either totally incompetent as an Attorney General, or he’s a bold-faced liar. Take your pick.
But you guys think Gonzales should tell everyone to go to hell? Boy, talk about delusional!!! He’s an idiot!!! Gonzalez has been getting reamed so bad, he’s in no position to say jack shit to anybody, about anything. He’s apparently trying to protect the scandal from reaching the White House, which is why he was hired in the first place… Cronies helping cronies first and foremost, and everything else is secondary. Too bad he’s such a bad liar!