Sunday, April 22, 2007
By DAVID ESPO
The Associated Press
WASHINGTON -- Desperate for support among fellow Republicans, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales faced grim prospects Friday after a bruising Senate hearing that produced one outright call for resignation and a fistful of invitations and hints to quit.
One GOP member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, John Cornyn of Texas, predicted Gonzales would weather the furor and said he should. "Frankly, I don't think the Democrats are going to be satisfied with the resignation by Al Gonzales," he said.
Gonzales gave no indication Friday that he was leaving.
Part 1 and Part 2
I knew that he would not leave quickly.... this is why I did not jump on the bandwagon that assumed over the last month, that he would be gone by now.
Although I do believe that he will not finish his term as Attorney General.
What people have to remember is that the Bush administration never does anything quickly, unless it has to do with stealing & diverting taxpayer money, dropping bombs, or curtailing civil liberties. Consider how long it took for the Bush-ites to get rid of Donald Rumsfeld?
Hopefully the next AG will be less loyal to Bush & Co....and will be more loyal to the law. I would also like to see someone with actual experience as a prosecutor.
I personally believe that AG's should not be chosen by the President at all. I think the AG should be chosen via national election and should serve 4 year terms. The position should also avoid dealing with political parties. Until there is an independent Justice Department, politicians will continue to get away with all sorts of misconduct.
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