Another One Bites The Dust

August 27th, 2007at 09:14am Posted by Eli

Holy crap! Gonzo’s Gonzo:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.

Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not announced immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch near here.

Mr. Bush has not yet chosen a replacement but will not leave the position open long, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the resignation had not yet been made public.

Considering that Dubya has a strict policy of not replacing anybody unless he can find someone worse (Rumsfeld/Gates being one of the few exceptions), I shudder to think who he’ll come up with. I’ll bet money they’re not named Fitzgerald, Comey, or Iglesias, though. (Also: Is the reference to a quick turnaround code for “recess appointment”?)

But not to worry: Chuck Schumer is one the case:

Senator Schumer said that “Democrats will not obstruct or impede a nominee who we are confident will put the rule of law above political considerations.”

No word on whether they plan to obstruct or impede a nominee who doesn’t inspire confidence. Then again, considering their performance on the Roberts and Alito nominations, this is probably a moot point…

Here’s my favorite part, though. Whoever NYT’s anonymous source is, he (or she) the King (or Queen) Of Chutzpah:

“The unfair treatment that he’s been on the receiving end of has been a distraction for the department,” the official said.

Yes, he’s almost as big a martyr as that nice Mr. Scooter…

Speaking of which, with Bush’s Brain and Bush’s Firewall now gone, is it possible his black heart could be next?

Entry Filed under: Corruption/Cronyism,Republicans

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