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Gonzalez is gone

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Can you say the house of cards is falling down? Well, Alberto Gonzalez has officially announced he is resigning as US Attorney General. A news conference is to be held within the next hour live from the White House.

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Can you say the house of cards is falling down? Well, Alberto Gonzalez has officially announced he is resigning as US Attorney General. A news conference is to be held within the next hour live from the White House.

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What is this? A revolving door of "resignations" at the White House?

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Connecticut's US States Attorney Kevin O'Connor is one of his assistants, I wonder if he'll get a shot.

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I can't believe it took this long. With his loss of credibility for a number of reasons, it is amazing that they tried to keep him in place. Perhaps it was just to make sure he had time to cover his tracks for many secret programs and policies. I don't mean that to be anything like a huge conspiracy theory, just regarding what we do know about: wiretapping, harrassing Ashcroft in a hospital bed, CIA prisons, firing of attorneys for political reasons.

If we know that much about what he was involved in that was shady one has to wonder what we don't know about.

I suspect they've been and likely are worried about who will replace him and what they will find in his wake.

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On a lark, I decided to tune in Fox News to see what they had to say about this on the 11am (eastern) news update. After waiting for them to talk about Michael Vick for 5 straight minutes, they did a brief interview with Bret Hume on the resignation. Basically they wanted to get across the point that it is Gonzalas who is the victim here as he was a "croney" (implied in a nice way) that wasn't prepared for the nastiness in DC. They also made the point he broke no law.

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On a lark, I decided to tune in Fox News to see what they had to say about this on the 11am (eastern) news update. After waiting for them to talk about Michael Vick for 5 straight minutes, they did a brief interview with Bret Hume on the resignation. Basically they wanted to get across the point that it is Gonzalas who is the victim here as he was a "croney" (implied in a nice way) that wasn't prepared for the nastiness in DC. They also made the point he broke no law.

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President Bush says that it is a sad day in America when someone's good name gets drug through the mud for political reasons. LOL!

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President Bush says that it is a sad day in America when someone's good name gets drug through the mud for political reasons. LOL!

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President Bush says that it is a sad day in America when someone's good name gets drug through the mud for political reasons. LOL!

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Will the next AG have to promise to release documents pertaining the attorney firings before the senate will swear him/her in?

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NPR just replayed some of the Senate hearings and had Sen. Arlen Specter heavily berating Gonzales. Gonzales was twisting in the wind and getting hammered, it truly is surprising that the administration would keep someone so obviously out of his league in that position for so long.

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Gonzales was twisting in the wind and getting hammered, it truly is surprising that the administration would keep someone so obviously out of his league in that position for so long.

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word on the street is michael chertoff from DHS might get picked.

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Is there anyone left in the Bush Administration? Has anyone seen Condi lately? Where has she gone?

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I bet Condi will be the next to go. Your reputation is pretty much ruined if you work with this administration, and everyone may be bailing in a vein attempt to save face.

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I'm thinking Condi is in it for the long haul. I think Rove would have been too, but I think he's off to groom the next guy the GOP puts up on the block....

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As another poster mentioned, Gonzo was so obviously out of his league while being questioned by Sen. Arlen Spector. He looked like a sad mediocrity sitting there in front of Lehey and Spector.

A mediocrity that got his job simply because he was able to help the president out of a DUI case years earlier......

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So, why is everyone so happy that he is gone? I am not disagreeing but I am just wondering everyone is happy for the same reasons, or if they even know why they don

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So, why is everyone so happy that he is gone? I am not disagreeing but I am just wondering everyone is happy for the same reasons, or if they even know why they don

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So, why is everyone so happy that he is gone? I am not disagreeing but I am just wondering everyone is happy for the same reasons, or if they even know why they don

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^That's a pretty good summary of the reasons Gonzales should not be running the Justice Department. The only thing I would add is his stance that the constitution does not grant American citizens the right to habeus corpus. That is a very scary statement coming from someone with his power.

If it is for the firing of the attorneys... maybe all of democrats should have been fired when Bush took office. It worked for Clinton and no one cared.

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