Monday, March 19, 2007

Gonzales is toast, almost

Ha! I called it!

Looks like Alberto Gonzales will soon be another snot-stained page in the slimy, sordid history of the bush administration. "Rumour has it" that the white house has already started looking for a replacement for the hapless torture-meister:

"Republican officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose support among GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has collapsed, according to party sources familiar with the discussions.

Among the names floated Monday by administration officials are Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and White House anti-terrorism coordinator Frances Townsend. Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson is a White House prospect. So is former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson, but sources were unsure whether he would want the job."

Chertoff? Well, sure -- with a resume that includes such stellar achievements as the response to Hurricane Katrina, why not?

Things aren't looking good for Gonzales. Tonight more e-mails about the prosecutor firings were released by the Justice Department, and even Abu's republican buddies are running for cover:

"A main reason Gonzales is finding few friends even among Republicans is that he has long been regarded with suspicion by conservatives who have questioned his ideological purity. In the past, these conservatives warned the White House against nominating him for the Supreme Court. Now they're using the controversy over the firing of eight federal prosecutors to take out their pent-up frustrations with how he has handled his leadership at Justice and how the White House has treated Congress."

I give him til Friday. Friday is the day Gonzales resigns to "spend more time with his family", or "pursue opportunities in the private sector", or "deal with some personal matters", or "on his doctor's/lawyer's/priest's/broker's/bookie's advice". The Curse of the Georgie Vote of Confidence strikes again!