Monday, August 27, 2007

Buh-bye Part 128

The albatross has been removed from around the neck as Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, who came to exemplify the Bush(whacked) Administration’s complete disregard for the law, has resigned.

I’ll say it again to make sure it sunk in… and the fact that it feels so damn good to say it…

Alberto Gonzales has resigned, effective September 17th.

The resignation was “grudgingly” accepted by “President” Bush.

A White House official, speaking on Gonzales’ decision to resign, said that “the unfair treatment that he's been on the receiving end of has been a distraction for the department.”

Unfair treatment?

In the end, the only support Gonzales had was Bush’s. Sure, some would say that was enough, but it turns out it wasn’t.

And with Gonzo going bye-oh, the rumor mill is agog in DC over who Bush will tap to succeed Gonzo, with the early favorite being current DHS Chief Michael Chertoff..

Chertoff would come into the job with a lot more experience than Gonzales had as Chertoff was a federal judge and an assistant attorney general.

The question than falls to who would replace Chertof, and with that we get to see that the Bush cronyism is alive and well in our nation’s capital as Clay Johnson III, the Deputy Director for Management at the Office of Management and Budget would likely get the nomination, despite having absolutely NO experience in immigration, air travel security, disaster response, or any other aspect of homeland defense.
So what makes him qualify for this post?

Simple. He’s one of Bush’s oldest friends and attended both prep school and college together before Johnson served as Bush’s gubernatorial chief of staff in Texas and then led the Bush-Cheney transition team.

Out with the old, in with the same ol, same ol.

More later.

1 comment:

Glo said...

All I can say is that he should have been gone a long time ago. I enjoyed your blog and keep them coming.