I don’t usually make predictions, because it’s a dicey game, and I’m not really that good at it. But I must give myself props for this one (on August 17):
Considering the wave of resignations that has been coming through the Bush Administration lately, though, including those of KKKarl and Tony Snow, the corruption may be swept away more easily than we think. Apparently at least two more are in the works. I’m guessing an anonymous Rove staffer and Alberto Gonzales, myself. But wouldn’t it be wonderful if it were Dick Cheney? (Oh please oh please oh please….)
Enough patting myself on the back. It’s time to get out the champagne – the FREEDOM champagne!
Bush administration officials are saying that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will announce his resignation Monday, according to The Associated Press.
The New York Times Web site reported that Gonzales submitted his resignation by phone to President George W. Bush on Friday.
The attorney general had been at the center of a political firestorm with Congress, and senators in both parties tried to make a perjury charge stick against him.
Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) considered asking the Justice Department inspector general to examine whether Gonzales’ answers to questions from lawmakers amount to misconduct.
“I am deeply concerned about the seriousness of his misleading testimony,” Leahy said yesterday.
Ranking committee Republican Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania appears to agree. “I think we need to … find a way to end the tenure of Attorney General Gonzales,” he said at a hearing.
I hope that people who are constantly complaining about the Democrats not doing anything will reconsider their attitudes just a little bit. There is no way that Gonzales would be gone without the oversight hearings the Democrats have been conducting. The vote-rigging would have continued. All the staffers who have resigned would still be there. And there would have been a much, much greater chance that the Republics would have stolen another election in 2008.
So thank your Democratic Senator today, especially if he or she is on the Judiciary Committee. They’ve earned it.