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Alberto Gonzales Resigns

Posted by Ryan on August 27, 2007

Embattled Attorney General and long-time Bush friend Alberto Gonzales has tendered his resignation this morning amid endless investigation and controversy.  He will stay on until September 17.  Solicitor General Paul Clement will serve as his replacement until a new one can be found.  Alberto Gonzales dug his own grave on this one.  Every member of the President’s Administration “serves at the pleasure of the President.”  Simple and long-standing precedent.  Had Gonzales stuck to this statement from the beginning of this Democrat witch-hunt rather than admit that those eight fired US attorneys had done something wrong and he didn’t want to get into it, he might still have his job and we’d have moved onto another in a slew of Democrat investigations into whatever.  The press was fueling the flames and the Democrats could smell blood and weakness from the Administration.  RINOs like Arlen Specter didn’t help either, jumping on the bandwagon (that’s what happens, Mr. Bush, when you support a Specter over a Toomey!). 

The Attorney General’s post is unfortunately a political post and Gonzales needed to defend himself and the Administration better.  All allegations of wrong-doing, 1000s of pages of documents, 100s of emails, dozens of witnesses could not find anything against Gonzales, yet he’s the one resigning.  Having been abandoned by the Administration early and using the August recess as cover, Gonzales leaves permanently marred by the Democrat witch-hunt and with a long-time friend in the President who didn’t really help.  By the way, the Dems have vowed to continue their investigation.

AP photo.

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2 Responses to “Alberto Gonzales Resigns”

  1. BillT said

    It’s a hoot he ditched during the August recess, making it impossible for the Dems to wail from the congressional lecturn. The can if they like in September, but it will seem pretty irrelevant.

  2. Mike said

    So true. For some reason, I don’t foresee the irrlevance of it all stopping them though.

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