Alberto Gonzales Enters “The Coulter Zone”

While I linked to two posts yesterday about Karl Rove lying. We can’t ignore Alberto Gonazles. It looks like there really was some hot stuff in that 18-day gap. McClatchy reports:

Internal Bush administration e-mails suggest that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales may have played a bigger role than he has acknowledged in the plan to fire several U.S. attorneys.

The e-mails, delivered to Congress Friday night, show that Gonzales attended an hourlong meeting on the firings on Nov. 27, 2006 – 10 days before seven U.S. attorneys were told to resign. The attorney general’s participation in the session calls into question his assertion that he was essentially in the dark about the firings.

When even the right wing bloggers, who generally believe everything the Bush administration makes up, disown you, you have really entered The Coulter Zone. For example, Ed Morrissey writes:

Have we had enough yet? I understand the argument that if we allow the Democrats to bounce Gonzales, they’ll just aim for more, but Gonzales made himself the target here with what looks like blatant deception. I don’t think we do ourselves any good by defending the serially changing stories coming out of Gonzales’ inept administration at Justice. One cannot support an Attorney General who misleads Congress, allows his staffers to mislead Congress, and deceives the American people, regardless of whether an R or a D follows his name or the majority control of Congress.

I fear that many of the conservatives who are abandoning Gonzales are doing so more in protest of his incompetence in handling the scandal than in understanding why it is wrong for the Justice Department to become politicized to the point of firing prosecutors based upon whether they prosecute Democrats on demand. At least its a start that they will sometimes protest such blatant dishonesty. My guess is that Republicans will suddenly understand the concept of checks and balances on the Executive Branch, and the limits to what is acceptable from the Executive Branch, just around the time a Democrat becomes President.

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    Minor Ripper says:

    Quite frankly I’ve found this Dept. of Justice firings business very complicated, and a bit boring. Thankfully, Jon Stewart keeps us up to date in this video:

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