Monday, August 27, 2007

AG Gonzo Goes, GOPers Grouse

Well I thought it was too soon for Alberto Gonzales to up and quit. I thought he was going to hang in there until the Texas primary. Give Bush a chance to save the Texas junior senate seat by appointing John Cornyn to serve out the rest of the AG's term. Give Rick Perry the chance to appoint the next Senator from Texas. Someone not so joined at the hip to George Bush. So maybe it was just getting too hot in the AG’s kitchen. Or maybe Gonzo finally showed Bush the pictures he had of him and Bush didn’t care anyway.

All I can say is good riddance to bad rubbish.

Frontrunner Democratic US Senatorial Candidate Lt. Col. Rick Noriega issued the following brief statement on Gonzales’ resignation:
“It's about time. Our country's interest should come first. This appears to be a political decision. Hopefully this can put an end to the politicization of the Justice Department.”
John Cornyn was far more verbose and issued a multi-paragraph pity party on the resignation of Lyin’ Al. Only the last part is worth quoting as it is precious to see Cornyn, or any Republican, for that matter, say this after the years and years of Republican partisan politics through which we Americans have had to suffer. Said he:

“The American people deserve and demand bipartisan action on the many important issues facing our country today. It is my hope that the poisonous and partisan atmosphere that has surrounded this Congress will be lifted and my Democratic colleagues will work with Republicans in the best interests of the American people.”

I still favor the idea that John Cornyn will be appointed Gonzales’ successor. It solves so many problems for the Republicans on so many levels.

Besides, Cornyn is one of them. He’s a senator being appointed to AG that has to be confirmed by the senate. He’ll have 49 solid votes for confirmation. But then I probably give the Bush Regime too much credit. They’ve screwed up just about everything else in this country.

Why not give this obvious fix a pass as well?

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