Buh bye, Alberto Gonzales. It’s been neither real nor fun.
Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales announced his resignation Monday in a brief statement at the Justice Department.
“I have lived the American dream,” said Gonzales, the nation’s first Latino to hold the post. “Even my worst days as Attorney General have been better than my father’s best days.”
Gonzales described public service as “honorable and noble” and thanked President Bush for his friendship.
Yes, well as usually practiced, that may indeed be true. What you engaged in can hardly be considered “public service”, however.
The impotent Democrats sure had a few good parting shots:
“Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job,” said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday. “He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say no to Karl Rove.” Rove, another longtime Bush official and his top political adviser, also resigned this month.
“This resignation is not the end of the story,” Reid warned. “Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House.”
In a statement, Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy of Vermont said Gonzales was responsible for a “severe crisis of leadership that allowed our justice system to be corrupted by political influence.”
Leahy called the experience “a lesson to those in the future who hold these high offices, so that law enforcement is never subverted in this way again.”
Democratic presidential hopeful John Edwards said the attorney general’s move was “better late than never.”
Schumer, hailed Gonzales‘ resignation.
“I think that clearly this was the right thing to do,” the New York Democrat told CNN. “It took a long time but there is no question about it that the Justice Department is virtually non-functional.”
Schumer added that, “no one thought Alberto Gonzales was up to the job” saying that “we need someone who will put rule of law first.”
Whatever. I’m about sick already of hearing the Democrats talk the talk. Get with the walking. I’m all about what you guys are saying, the problem is that you’re doing absolutely nothing to hold this administration accountable for its crimes. You’re pissing me off.
One question before you go though, Al:
When you and Karl Rove are out on the golf course laughing your butts off at how you screwed over the American public and ignored or broke every law you could think of, which of you do you suppose will cheat better, and how will that affect your handicap?
From whence came the art: