Woo-hoo! Demon Princess was getting to thinkin' she was the only one in the country who really, really dislikes Alberto Gonzales, but turns out she has good company ~ this op-ed ran in the New York Times today, & it is indeed a tongue-lashing worth reading (title bar).
"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.
"He has never stopped being consigliere to Mr. Bush’s imperial presidency. If anyone, outside Mr. Bush’s rapidly shrinking circle of enablers, still had doubts about that, the events of last week should have erased them."
In DP's modest opinion, it's about time somebody tarred his behind but good. Lawyers like 'Berto may get points for knowing on which side their bread is buttered, but the rest of us do like to think that real justice will eventually be served. Perhaps nobody has done so much to dismantle the legal underpinnings of democratic government in such a short time.
He undoubtedly did have some help there ~ I just don't see Berto having it in him to do it all by himself. John Yoo & probably David Addington (Cheney's lawyer-in-residence), also bear some responsibility here, but 'Berto, as putative head of the Justice Department & the man with the hammer, he's the one who has assiduously, disingenuously acted as the enforcer. And was awfully arrogant about it.
Labels: Bert's Bad Karma