Poor, Poor Alberto.
With so may monikers being attached to him lately, from "Dead Man Walking" to "Gone-Zo", it seems more that he is the simple-minded dolt at the party, who goes around all evening with his fly down, and nobody wants to tell him.
Our Crony General just doesn't get it, which, after all, isn't so shocking for a member of the upper Bush Management team.
Everytime he opens his mouth, it seems, there's one or two new revelations, contradicting his new position and what he did or didn't do in the firing of the eight U.S. Attorneys.
Take yesterday, for instance.
The Crony General promulgated an Op-Ed in The Washington Post, claiming, among other things, he has nothing to hide.
Then, today, like clockwork, came the blaring headline - "Ex-Justice Official's Statements Contradict Gonzales on Firings"
And this - "Conservatives to Bush: Fire Gonzales"
Now, we've been told that the Crony General has been practicing, rehearsing and beefing up to prepare for his testimony, scheduled for tomorrow but now postponed until Thursday, due to the gun violence at Virginia Tech (cue the conspiracy; Bush needed something huge to get Iraq - and the Crony General - out of the headlines) and you have to wonder if he had the radio on ... Or was watching television with a cracked book open in front of him.
And why would the White House want him to testify again? Is it to score some talking points for the cameras? You'll have to fly across many a hurricane-ravaged city to find anyone who doesn't believe the firings were political.
Or is the White House resigned that they have to keep him on. Maybe, like their search for a War Czar, they can't find anyone to take the job. Nobody wants to jump on a sinking ship and, likely, no lawman worth his handcuffs wants to take a position that has them, not battling statutes, but rather being a stodge for the White House, running their agenda and not handling the citizen's business.
With the DOJ's morale at rock bottom, and their integrity now off that table, perhaps that's what it is all about.
Little Alberto has been, and is to be, more Crony and less General.
And that suits Bush & Co. just fine.
The Results - The Garlic's Weekly Poll April 7 - April 14, 2007
Crony General Alberto Gonzales is said to have cancelled his vacation in order to practice for his upcoming testimony before Congress. Gonzales is likely to rehearsing most, the phrases ...
1. Hey, this is all Karl Rove's doing ... Get him up here and grill that bastard ... Tally 31%
2. The U.S. Attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President and there was nothing illegal or wrong about removing them Tally 29%
3. Senator, I have no recollection of that Tally 23%
4. No Senator, I don't recall saying that Tally 17%
This week’s Poll - Despite his absurd and misleading statements about conditions in Iraq, and his third-place, 1st Quarter fund-raising finish, Senator John McCain's meltdown won't be complete until ....
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When you get to the hearing room, Mr. Crony General, make sure you check your trousers and be sure your fly is up