Tuesday, July 24, 2007

I...do not recall

U.S. Attorney General and famed intellectual Alberto Gonzales returned to Capitol Hill today for a second round of not testifying in any meaningful way. According to Mr. Gonzales' version of events, a group of rogue Justice employees got together and did something or other sometime in the past twenty years and he's learning about it at the same time we are. He really can't wait to see how this story wraps up. It's very exciting. Presumably, while the rogue were doing whatever it is they were doing, he was out personally investigating domestic terror cells, putting his ingenuity to use.

Congressional questions ranging from, "Did you ever discuss firing U.S. attorneys with your staff?" to "What did you have for lunch yesterday?" were met with various stammerings of "I...I don't recall at this time, but I'll be happy to look into it." and "I...I'm not...I'm not aware." It's all been quite enlightening, actually.

Seeing as how this administration has politicized everything else they've come in contact with, it's pretty obvious that they fired attorneys that weren't ideological enough. We have to stamp out porn, dammit! We CAN change human nature! The standard GOP defense of "U.S. Attorneys serve at the will of the President and besides, every President fires attorneys." is fairly weak, even by normal GOP false argument standards. I mean, they're so wrong here, they can't even invent a decent defense.

The only question remaining is does Gonzales know he's stuck and is pretending to be a stooge to avoid the hammer...or is he really an inept manager and idiot? I...would rather not ponder that one.

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