Goodbye Gonzales (See You In Court)

Alberto Gonzales has resigned.  While I’m happy to see him leave, the next guy isn’t likely to be Johnny Justice:

For starters, W. will try to put one person forward, the dems will nix them, and W. will appoint in the middle of the next vacation of congress. This person will simply replace gonzales and will ensure that no real investigation occurs until the end of W. time.

Gonzales replaced this guy, after all.  Its not going to get better folks.  Bloggernista some of the reactions from Congress.  This one quote by the delusional McConnell was priceless (Guardian):

“It is my hope that whomever President Bush selects as the next attorney general, he or she is not subjected to the same poisonous partisanship that we’ve sadly grown accustomed to over the past eight months,” McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement.

Poisonous Partisanship.  Bitterly ironic quip, given that is precisely what Gonzeles, Rove and Bush are being investigated for.  And they are still very much under investigation:

“This resignation is not the end of the story. Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House,” Reid warned.

Right on!  We’ve got to encourage our Congressional leaders who are actually doing something to keep fighting.  This is about more than just the Attorney General (Guardian, emphasis mine):

Thousands of documents released by the Justice Department show a White House plot, hatched shortly after the 2004 elections, to replace U.S. attorneys. At one point, senior White House officials, including Rove, suggested replacing all 93 prosecutors. In December 2006, eight were ordered to resign.

They considered replacing every federal prosecutor.  I hadn’t realized that before, and seeing it now, its startling to say the least.  Gonzales may be headed out the door, but we need to make sure we hold him and this entire administration accountable for what they have done to our political system.  And we need to make damn sure another Republican doesn’t get into office in 2008.  Otherwise what Bush, Rove and Gonzales attempted, Rudy “Caligula” Guiliani and his own troupe will achieve:  A one party US.

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  1. If the Congress had any cojones, they would not leave. After all, they can convene in the middle of their “recess” right? How about that for a surprise and gutsy move?

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