Wednesday, March 14, 2007


Don't be fooled by the man behind the curtain. This Prosecutor Purge story has legs.

Not only did Attorney General Alberto Gonzales botch his press appearance yesterday, not only is their plentiful email evidence that the firings were completely political and Gonzales, Bush et al have been positively lying in public and under oath, but too many high ranking Dems are declaring a significant stake in the investigation and Gonzales losing his job.

Sen. Charles Schumer has thrown down the gauntlet with his 5 devastating questions to which he's demanding Administration/Gonzales answers.

Sen. Diane Feinstein is right in there with him, heavy on the angle that the firings were really to get Federal Prosecutor Carol Lam off the disgraced Republican ex-Rep. Randall "Duke" Cunningham bribery and corruption case, along with Rep. Rahm Emanuel.

And Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy is spoiling for it:

"He can appear voluntarily if he wants," Leahy said of Rove in an interview with CNN Anchor Wolf Blitzer. "If he doesn't, I will subpoena him."

Leahy added, "The attorney general said, 'Well, there are some staff people or lower level people -- I am not sure whether I want to allow them to testify or not.' I said, 'Frankly, Mr. attorney general, it's not your decision, it's mine and the committee's.' We will have some subpoenas."
And you have both the Democratic and Republican Senators from Nevada (Harry Reid and John Ensign) against Alberto, with Reid giving Gonzales only a few more days in his job.

And, more spillover to the GOP side (what ultimately brought down Nixon -- bipartisan consensus against him, much harder in this GOPolarized days) with John Sununu of New Hampshire being the first Republican Senator to call for Gonzales' resignation.

I know Georgie Porgie will be loathe to lose one of his henchmen due to actual oversight, so I fully expect a fight replete with misdirection and smears, but if history is any judge the potential legs on this story are way too heavy for them not to name the sacrifice.



Anonymous said...

FYI: On the road again: (

IMHO, McCain's ride should henceforth be referred to as "The Doubletalk Express."


Mark Netter said...

Or the Geezer Talk Express?

Anonymous said...

The way things are going for McCain, you can probably expect the bus to overturn on an exit ramp somewhere soon.