Friday, March 23, 2007

Latest on Alberto Gonzales

The latest on the Alberto Gonzales front (from the AP via TPM) is that among the latest documents released by the White House are some that show that the AG was directly involved in the firings of the US Attorneys. Josh Marshall seems to think that this might be a 'Bye Alberto' moment. Now, in a normal administration it would be, but this is not a normal administration and I doubt this will drive him out, but it will increase the pressure on him and the White House.

The thing is, I believe, that there are many, big skeletons in numerous White House, and Justice Department, closets. I don't believe that the current administration can afford to have anyone in the position of AG who is not a solid Bush loyalist. And no one that qualifies in that regard could get Senate approval. I also don't believe that the administration could afford to leave the Justice Department to the Civil Servants. So, I conclude that the White House will try and keep Alberto and ride this out, at least for quite a while longer. What happens as this scandal continues though will be interesting.

Link to Talking Points Memo: by Joshua Micah Marshall March 23, 2007 09:54 PM

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