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Thursday, April 19, 2007

The Gonzales Testimony

posted by on April 19 at 13:40 PM

TPM’s Joshua Marshall, who helped push the fired US Attorneys scandal into the public consciousness, says he’s only hearing bad things about Gonzales’s testimony before Congress today:

From the buzz I’m hearing today, if Alberto Gonzales were a stock, we’d be at that point when those automatic trading halts kicked in because so many people are trying to sell.

Here, also courtesy of TPM, are a couple of the day’s testiest exchanges, both of them between Gonzales and New York Senator Charles Schumer:

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1

ĦAy, caramba!

Posted by Nick | April 19, 2007 2:12 PM
2

You guys do realize that Bush only brought Gonzales in to be a scapegoat, right?

Posted by Gomez | April 19, 2007 2:18 PM
3

Gonzales has the same voice as Charlie Sheen.

Posted by Ari Spool | April 19, 2007 2:23 PM
4

The incompetence is stunning, Just stunning! He can't even come up with a good lie.

Posted by Jude Fawley | April 19, 2007 2:23 PM
5

For god sake, Al, at least lie quickly!

I hate that little mother fucker!

Posted by monkey | April 19, 2007 2:28 PM
6

Gomez,

You're obviously not following this scandal very closely. How exactly would Bush bring Gonzales to be a "scapegoat" for something that hadn't happened yet, and wouldn't have happened at all without his collusion? If Bush brought Gonzales in for reasons relating to US Attorney dismissal, then it was to effect those inappropriate personnel changes, not just to take heat for them. Bush installed Gonzales because he could be trusted to do Bush's bidding, even where that entailed clearly unethical or illegal action on his part.

Posted by Shallow analysis, thy name is Gomez | April 19, 2007 2:30 PM
7

gomez and shallow analysis are both right. because Bush will never,ever take responsibility for his actions, every single member of his administration is a potential scapegoat. and don't think they don't know it these days.

Posted by bing | April 19, 2007 2:34 PM
8

Sell, sell, sell!

Yowch. I can't decide if listening is entertaining or not--if it were fictional, it'd be hilarious. As it is, the amount of power he wield(s?ed?) makes me nervous.

Posted by Christin | April 19, 2007 2:34 PM
9

Christin-

"As it is, the amount of power he wield(s?ed?) makes me nervous?"

Have you heard of Paul Wolfowitz?

Can somebody post about economics? hedge-funds?

Posted by keenan | April 19, 2007 2:39 PM
10

Beyond the Texan twang, he sure sounds a lot like POTUS.

Posted by Tim keck | April 19, 2007 2:45 PM
11

I know #6 was a troll but I should respond:

Remember who Gonzales takes orders from. He's just following orders.

Posted by Gomez | April 19, 2007 3:15 PM
12

Ummm, Gomez...?

You do realize that conducting the business of the DOJ is ultimately the responsibility of the AG, yes? "Just following orders" is not an excuse for his unethical or illegal conduct. If you're suggesting that holding Gonzales accountable for his actions is somehow playing into the hands of Bush, then you are frankly stupid. To put it mildly, this scandal has not been a good thing for the Bush administration.

Posted by Shallow | April 19, 2007 4:31 PM
13

Is there even one single member of the White House senior staff that has even an ounce of integrity?

* crickets chirping *

Okay. Never mind.

Posted by SDA in SEA | April 19, 2007 5:13 PM
14

oo

Posted by Gift Ideas | April 23, 2007 4:47 AM

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