Monday, August 27, 2007

Gonzalez Just Resigned!

So much for being backed to the hilt by George W. Bush and his fascists! The Prez bowed to the overwhelming chorus from voters and from Congress and canned his kiss-ass Attorney General Alberto Gonzales yesterday. On Saturday Bush said, regarding Iraq, “We are still in the early stages of our new operations.” Right! And Alberto Gonzales will never resign. Bush may be listening to no one but the delusions in his head. But apparently no one is listening to George W. Bush. Look for a pull-out of American troops from Iraq to begin before Thanksgiving. And by the bye, CNN is saying that Gonzales getting the ax came as a surprise to Republican insiders. Are you fucking kidding me? US News & World Report reported the following on August 26, titled, “Maybe Trading Up Soon at Justice”: “The buzz among top Bushies is that beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally plans to depart and will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Why Chertoff? Officials say he's got fans on Capitol Hill, is untouched by the Justice prosecutor scandal, and has more experience than Gonzales did, having served as a federal judge and assistant attorney general.” Gonzales was ordered to resign last Friday and he did so by telephone. The Bush PR machine geared up and decided not to release the news until Monday. Gonzales and his wife had a little face time with the Prez on Sunday. Bullshit me not about Repubs not knowing. They not only knew, they demanded that Bush fire Gonzales and Bush fired Gonzales. Resigned? Don’t be foolish! And in addition, the Bush administration has been grooming (or trying to groom) Chertoff for months for the AG job. In addition to that addition, the Democrats have been fully aware for months about this Gonzales choreographed departure and that Chertoff would be nominated as his replacement. So let’s get real about how all this is done. At least it’s been done. And just so you’re clear regarding my feelings about this news. Gonzales is an asshole flunky thug. Deaths-head Chertoff may be the worst nominee the Bush administration could put forward. Chertoff is a Bush administration whiny ninny flunky.


Barry Schwartz said...

I can't agree with many of your assumptions. If Chertoff is willing to be a Gonzales-like consigliere, except not quite as stupid, then the change strikes me as rather routine, and probably was made to avoid contempt and/or impeachment proceedings against Gonzales.

What was naive (of Josh Marshall, for instance) was to assume that there was no one confirmable who could do what Gonzales did for Bush, but for that to be true the Democrats would have had to be mature and responsible.

Barry Schwartz said...

Naive of me, too, BTW. Pelosi had me fooled for a while with her bait-and-switch--trying to buy us off by showing swift action in passing 'social-issue' legislation, and then doing nothing to stop occupation-funding and rights-stealing legislation.

Barry Schwartz said...

What's more, now Bush can 'order' Gonzo not to talk, like he did Harriet Miers, without any meaningful sign of consequences, so far. And Gonzo is a bad talker, compared to Chertoff (or to a trained monkey). So I don't think this needs to be some DeLay-style crime-family operation, but rather maneuvering for Bush's and even more so Gonzo's personal benefits. What are the chances these phony, lying, dastardly Dems will seek to charge Gonzo with anything, now that he is going?