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Embattled Attorney General Resigns.

You know, I remember when Ashcroft resigned, that I wondered how exactly the administration was going to find someone worse. It didn’t take too long to find out — they hired a replacement whose biggest qualification had to do with writing memos justifying the use of torture. And this guy has really lived up to that; he’s spent the past two years expanding executive power beyond what King George ever claimed, aiding and abetting the administration to evade and ignore the law, lying outright to Congress whenever not under oath, and when under oath telling things which have only the most technical relationship to the truth, and working tirelessly, day in and day out, to dismantle the Constitution and replace it with an unquestionable single-man rule.

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Published in: on August 27, 2007 at 09:37  Comments (16)  
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  1. Well, I’m glad that Gonzales waited to resign until after the recess (it is after the recess, right?). Now Bush can’t slip a ‘temporary’ recess appointment of some other crony behind congress’s back. Anyone he comes up with is going to have to get through the senate.

  2. Well, I’m glad that Gonzales waited to resign until after the recess (it is after the recess, right?). Now Bush can’t slip a ‘temporary’ recess appointment of some other crony behind congress’s back. Anyone he comes up with is going to have to get through the senate.

  3. You know, I remember when Ashcroft resigned, that I wondered how exactly the administration was going to find someone worse.
    Yeah, I remember that day. Now I’m almost afraid to be excited that Gonzales is finally out given how giddy I was at the resignation of Ashcroft. And yet, A.G. the A.G. was so successful at actively undermining the rule of law that I just can’t help it now that he’s gone.
    What I can’t wrap my head around is that with all the disastrous and wrong-headed policies pursued under A.G. to pick from, the only reason the mainstream press can seem to come up with for his ouster was the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

  4. You know, I remember when Ashcroft resigned, that I wondered how exactly the administration was going to find someone worse.
    Yeah, I remember that day. Now I’m almost afraid to be excited that Gonzales is finally out given how giddy I was at the resignation of Ashcroft. And yet, A.G. the A.G. was so successful at actively undermining the rule of law that I just can’t help it now that he’s gone.
    What I can’t wrap my head around is that with all the disastrous and wrong-headed policies pursued under A.G. to pick from, the only reason the mainstream press can seem to come up with for his ouster was the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

  5. Rumor has it that Chertoff is going to be next. I really don’t have a good sense of his personal evil level; OT1H he does run a major component of our modern “internal security” apparatus, but OTOH it’s been somewhat hard to filter out how much of the nastiness came from him and how much he was just a functionary for.
    Any thoughts?

  6. Rumor has it that Chertoff is going to be next. I really don’t have a good sense of his personal evil level; OT1H he does run a major component of our modern “internal security” apparatus, but OTOH it’s been somewhat hard to filter out how much of the nastiness came from him and how much he was just a functionary for.
    Any thoughts?

  7. I hadn’t even begun to think of who might LEAVE next, but the fact remains that we need an AG, but whoever gets picked only has about a year and a third to serve/do his or her damage.

  8. I hadn’t even begun to think of who might LEAVE next, but the fact remains that we need an AG, but whoever gets picked only has about a year and a third to serve/do his or her damage.

  9. Sorry, that’s what I meant — that Chertoff may be tagged as the new AG.

  10. Sorry, that’s what I meant — that Chertoff may be tagged as the new AG.

  11. Ahh.
    Hmm. I don’t know nearly enough about him. I definitely treat local (San Mateo County and San Francisco) politics as a kind of sport I follow, but national politics a bit less so, unfortunately.

  12. Ahh.
    Hmm. I don’t know nearly enough about him. I definitely treat local (San Mateo County and San Francisco) politics as a kind of sport I follow, but national politics a bit less so, unfortunately.

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  15. Al Capone was busted for tax evasion. I’m going to be charitable and assume that something similar was at work here.

  16. Al Capone was busted for tax evasion. I’m going to be charitable and assume that something similar was at work here.


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