During the hearing on his nomination as attorney general, Alberto Gonzales said he understood the difference between the job he held — President Bush’s in-house lawyer — and the job he wanted, which was to represent all Americans as their chief law enforcement officer and a key defender of the Constitution. Two years later, it is obvious Mr. Gonzales does not have a clue about the difference.I have to beg to differ though.
He has never stopped being consigliere to Mr. Bush’s imperial presidency. If anyone, outside Mr. Bush’s rapidly shrinking circle of enablers, still had doubts about that, the events of last week should have erased them.
Mr. Gonzales knows perfectly well what the difference is. He just chooses to put his boss' interests above the interests of the American people. In republican circles, what's good for the republican party is what's right for the American people, no exceptions.
I do not believe there is a single republican in high office left who can be trusted to put principle above party interest. Not a one. I'd love to see Abu get the hook, but I don't believe we'll get anyone much better. If they are a bush loyalist, and they will be, they'll be just as bad.