Monday, August 27, 2007
Gonzo Gone & Rumored Replacements
In breaking news, rumors of Gonzo leaving were right. He resigned last Friday but the administration wanted to wait to announce the good news so Bush could talk to him at his "ranch" in Texas over the weekend and avoid headlining the Sunday gabfests.
Meanwhile, Democrats are delirious with joy to see him go, The Washington Post records.
Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job. He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say no to Karl Rove," said Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (R-Nev.).
"Long overdue. The rampant politicization of federal law enforcement that occurred under his tenure seriously eroded public confidence in our justice system. The president must now restore credibility to the office of the Attorney General," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.