Thursday, April 19, 2007

"Down In Flames"

That was the crawl for Lou Dobbs' coverage of the Gonzogate hearing today in which Republican Tom Coburn called for Attorney General Abu Gonzales' resignation, Republican Arlen Specter tore into Gonzo for his previous evasions and misstatements, and only 1 out of the 9 Repubs on the highly partisan Judiciary Committee even bothered to try and defend Gonzales.

But never mind what Repubs in the Senate think, cuz' we know the White House could care less about them, what did the preznut think about Gonzales' performance?

President Bush was pleased with the Attorney General’s testimony today. After hours of testimony in which he answered all of the Senators’ questions and provided thousands of pages of documents, he again showed that nothing improper occurred. He admitted the matter could have been handled much better, and he apologized for the disruption to the lives of the U.S. Attorneys involved, as well as for the lack of clarity in his initial responses. The Attorney General has the full confidence of the President, and he appreciates the work he is doing at the Department of Justice to help keep our citizens safe from terrorists, our children safe from predators, our government safe from corruption, and our streets free from gang violence.

Gee, he liked him...he really liked him...

All kidding aside, I see this shaking out is this way: the White House will probably wait out the weekend on this and see if the storm over Gonzales' terrible performance before the committee passes. If the storm does not pass and Repubs are all over the Sunday morning shows calling for Gonzo's head, somebody in the WH will make it known to Gonzo that he has to go. And then they'll say, "Okay, Gonzo's gone, Purgegate is over, let's move on from here and do the work of the American people, blah, blah, blah..."

And then the fun will really start. Because of course Purgegate is NOT over when Gonzo goes, not by a long shot. There are the missing emails, the unreleased documents, the roles of Rove, Miers and other WH officials in these matters, the role of the preznut himself in these matters, the subpoenas...

Yeah, the fun in Purgegate is just getting started.

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