And now, in America of 2007, in the age of Bush, the notion that a tarnished official tenders his resignation as a simple act of decency seems in the minds of the new ruling class as “quaint” and “obsolete” as the Geneva Conventions.
Alberto Gonzales, the New York Times tells us is telling friends and acquaintances that he has “weathered the storm,” and indeed, the Republican echo chamber is now sounding this message very broadly – even as more evidence of his misconduct is uncovered almost every hour. The calculus of the Bush administration is transparent: as long as the focus is on Gonzales, Karl Rove – the real mastermind of Purgegate – is safe. So let Gonzales dig in and fight it out. In other words, the safety of Karl Rove is more important than the integrity of the Department of Justice. Indeed, more important than justice itself.
Truly unbelievable. Bush willing to sacrifice the Justice Department rather than puruse competence. Of course, a competent AG might prosecute Rove, and that can't happen. Horton points to those out there talking about the investigation who think we should consider impeaching Gonzales.
I don't even know what to think any more. Those who still like Bush should understand that I want to believe they are at least close to basic competence. I don't want to believe they are all idiots. But this kind of stuff certainly suggests that they have no interest in pursuing what is best for the country.