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August 27, 2007

Alberto Gonzales Resigns?

Filed under: Breaking News,President Bush,Sadness — Psycheout @ 1:32 pm

Alberto GonzalesWho will abandon President Bush next? Is there any truth to the rumor that Secretary Chertoff will replace Gonzales as Attorney General?

Here’s the story:

Alberto Gonzales, the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence.

And President Bush’s response:

“After months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales decided to resign his position and I accept his decision,” Bush said from Texas, where he is vacationing.

Speculation about his replacement:

Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff was among those mentioned as possible successors, though a senior administration official said the matter had not been raised with Chertoff. Bush leaves Washington next Monday for Australia, and Gonzales’ replacement might not be named by then, the official said.

I’m just glad that Gonzales didn’t use the “spending more time with my family” line.

“It has been one of my greatest privileges to lead the Department of Justice,” Gonzales said, announcing his resignation effective Sept. 17 in a terse statement. He took no questions and gave no reason for stepping down.

Bush said the attorney general’s “good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.” Though some Republicans echoed the president’s veiled slap at Democrats, Gonzales had few defenders left in Washington.

This will not have the effect that the left hopes for. The new Attorney General will be a strong one, unlike the damaged Gonzales. Leftist heads will soon be exploding.

— Psycheout

11 Comments »

  1. For some reason, WordPress is not allowing me to edit posts or even to create a new one. So I will post the update here, in a comment, until WordPress is cooperative again.

    Who will abandon President Bush next? Is there any truth to the rumor that Secretary Chertoff will replace Gonzales as Attorney General?

    Here’s the story:

    Alberto Gonzales, the nation’s first Hispanic attorney general, announced his resignation Monday, driven from office after a wrenching standoff with congressional critics over his honesty and competence.

    And President Bush’s response:

    “After months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales decided to resign his position and I accept his decision,” Bush said from Texas, where he is vacationing.

    Speculation about his replacement:

    Homeland Security chief Michael Chertoff was among those mentioned as possible successors, though a senior administration official said the matter had not been raised with Chertoff. Bush leaves Washington next Monday for Australia, and Gonzales’ replacement might not be named by then, the official said.

    I’m just glad that Gonzales didn’t use the “spending more time with my family” line.

    “It has been one of my greatest privileges to lead the Department of Justice,” Gonzales said, announcing his resignation effective Sept. 17 in a terse statement. He took no questions and gave no reason for stepping down.

    Bush said the attorney general’s “good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.” Though some Republicans echoed the president’s veiled slap at Democrats, Gonzales had few defenders left in Washington.

    This will not have the effect that the left hopes for. The new Attorney General will be a strong one, unlike the damaged Gonzales. Leftist heads will soon be exploding.

    — Psycheout

    Comment by Psycheout — August 27, 2007 @ 1:59 pm | Reply

  2. Leftist heads will soon be exploding.

    Nah, they won’t resort to weaponry to eliminate opponents (i.e., about 65% of us).

    I think it could be Cheney who gets run out of town next. At least, that’s my hope.

    Comment by MikeM — August 27, 2007 @ 2:10 pm | Reply

  3. Gonzalez is another brave soldier in the war against liberalism martyred for Jesus. We all know liberating America from the tyranny of the secularism and returning it to a Christian country like the Founding Fathers and Christ meant it to be would mean losses on our side. Christ has called home the political carrier of this bloodies but unbowed warrior.

    Let Alberto Gonzalez empty seat at the table of Freedom be honored in memory of the brave man who should be sitting there along with the chairs for Donald Rumpsfeld, Harrit Miers, Karol Rove, and John Bolton. Their heroic sacrifices in stopping the socialist menace remind us that Freedom doesn’t come for free.

    Comment by BJ Tabor — August 27, 2007 @ 3:37 pm | Reply

  4. Don’t just set the White House flag at half-mast, take it down completely and replace it with the flag of the Islamist States of Moonbattia. This is terrible, terrible news, quite possibly the worst blow ever to befall this country.

    I’m too upset for words. Gonzalez is an American hero, crucified by demon-worshippers.

    Comment by Sisyphus — August 27, 2007 @ 4:26 pm | Reply

  5. I’m too upset for words. Gonzalez is an American hero, crucified by demon-worshippers.

    LOL, and yet, you guys still can’t manage to spell his name right.

    Comment by ChenZhen — August 27, 2007 @ 4:57 pm | Reply

  6. Another incompetent lickspittle gone. Good! Heckuva job, Fredo.

    Comment by Bob Baffet — August 27, 2007 @ 5:05 pm | Reply

  7. “LOL, and yet, you guys still can’t manage to spell his name right.”

    How do you spell his name?

    Comment by Sisyphus — August 27, 2007 @ 5:50 pm | Reply

  8. Oh Sisyphus…

    Gonzales, not Gonzalez.

    Comment by ChenZhen — August 27, 2007 @ 7:56 pm | Reply

  9. Are you guys gonna get on the Romney BFF Larry Craig?

    Hugh Hewitt called for Craig to resign.

    Comment by Pinko Punko — August 27, 2007 @ 9:42 pm | Reply

  10. Another victim of Democratic racism. ;-(

    Comment by Harry — August 27, 2007 @ 11:15 pm | Reply

  11. “Are you guys gonna get on the Romney BFF Larry Craig?

    Hugh Hewitt called for Craig to resign.”

    Personally, I’m waiting for all the facts to come in. Call me crazy, you hysterical alarmist leftard, but that’s what I think we owe to a distinguished American patriot.

    Comment by Sisyphus — August 28, 2007 @ 2:29 pm | Reply


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