alberto gonzales: answering to the american people

Patrick Leahy (D-VT) kicked off Senate Judiciary Committee hearings this morning on the matter of the controversial purge of U.S. Attorneys by the Bush administration. The opening statements can be found online, as can an interesting exchange between Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and Senator Russ Feingold. I don’t want to get all sappy, but Democracy really is one hell of a system when its working right. I’d forgotten jus thow beautiful the sounds of checking and balancing could be.

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  1. mark
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 6:57 am | Permalink

    From today’s New York Times:

    It did not bode well for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales when, before he uttered his first word to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Senator Jeff Sessions, Republican of Alabama, looked at him as if he were headed to the gallows and offered this advice: “Be alert and direct and honest with this committee. Give it your best shot.”

    Things only went downhill from there for the attorney general, as the people he desperately needed to come to his rescue – fellow Republicans – proceeded one by one to throw him overboard…

    He’s dead.

  2. ol' e cross
    Posted April 20, 2007 at 11:18 pm | Permalink

    Pure speculation, but I wonder if Bush is “staying loyal” to Gonzo from concern of what Gonzo could/would reveal went on in the Bushes.

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