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Posted on May 16, 2007
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Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey reveals the circumstances surrounding the reauthorization of the domestic spying program, including then-White House counsel Alberto Gonzales’ late-night visit to an ailing John Ashcroft in order to “take advantage of a very sick man who did not have the powers of the attorney general” at the time.

According to Comey, the president ended up retreating in order to avoid the resignations of the acting attorney general, his chief of staff, the FBI director and even John Ashcroft.

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By JNagarya, May 18, 2007 at 8:20 pm Link to this comment

“#70909 by rodney on 5/18 at 1:50 pm
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I’m sure the were trying to disconnect Ashcroft’s respirator when no one was watching. Speedy
Gonzales should be in jail running from men who rape other men. That would be at least fair for all of the lives he helped destroy”

It would be difficult to find a prison the quality of which he wouldn’t lower by being incarcerated therein.

Even more difficult: Would we want him to be teaching hubcap thieves how to steal elections?

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By rodney, May 18, 2007 at 2:50 pm Link to this comment
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I’m sure the were trying to disconnect Ashcroft’s respirator when no one was watching. Speedy
Gonzales should be in jail running from men who rape other men. That would be at least fair for all of the lives he helped destroy

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By JNagarya, May 18, 2007 at 12:04 am Link to this comment

“#70375 by carollkm on 5/16 at 6:11 pm
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“Its time to demand Gonzales’ resignation.  It’s absolutely outrageous that he would pester a very ill man to get the answer he wanted after the acting AG wisely turned him down!”

If he resigns, Bushit loses his main homey.  And we get Bushit.  If he doesn’t resign, he keeps the issues alive, and brings Bushit down with him.

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By JNagarya, May 18, 2007 at 12:01 am Link to this comment

“#70671 by Mike Mid-City on 5/17 at 11:24 pm
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“Bush will keep Alberto forever or until impeached.  A vote of no confidence will not do it. 

“If we ever get a new A.G. Bush will be exposed for the know nothing empty vessel he is.”

There are other reasons for the no-confidence vote.  To get a “sense of the Senate”.  To put the Republican’ts on the spot: pick a side—but keep in mind there’s an election coming up.  Do you support Gonzles?  Or do you want him to resign, or be otherwise removed?

To educate those among We the people who fail to see beyond the surface.  Congress is farther along than most realize: it is in the “show cause”—to the judge and jury We the people—phase, toward inevitable impeachment.

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By JNagarya, May 17, 2007 at 11:58 pm Link to this comment

“#70708 by DennisD on 5/18 at 2:14 am
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“Alberto Gonzales should be back in Texas fixing traffic tickets and DUI’s like he did before. All you have to do is fix the right DUI and you can go far in this country. Wow, what a country, I guess it can only happen in America.”

Gonzales should be in prison.  But see my prior comment as to the danger that would pose.

Perhaps instead he’d prefer the sunny climes and modern digs of Guantanamo.

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By JNagarya, May 17, 2007 at 11:56 pm Link to this comment

“#70351 by Dale Headley on 5/16 at 5:11 pm
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“What a stunning indictment of both Alberto Gonzales and the Bush Administration!  Can there be any doubt left that Alberto Gonzales is not fit to remain Attorney General of the United states?”

“There’s a cancer on the presidency”—John Dean.

Which, because not excised—Rumsfeld, Cheney—metastasised to the DOJ and beyond.

Perhaps Nixon should be exhumed and be allowed to finish his second term.  Couldn’t do any harm.  And couldn’t stinki up the White House any more than Bushit does.

John Mitchell actually did jail time.  I wonder: should Gonzles?  Were he to be imprisoned in a facility down to his level, he would likely corrupt the other inmates.  Do we want him teaching hub-cap thieves how to steal elections?

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By DennisD, May 17, 2007 at 8:44 pm Link to this comment
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Alberto Gonzales should be back in Texas fixing traffic tickets and DUI’s like he did before. All you have to do is fix the right DUI and you can go far in this country. Wow, what a country, I guess it can only happen in America.

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By niggling_jerk, May 17, 2007 at 2:09 pm Link to this comment
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Never thought I’d see the day when I thought of John Ashcroft as a defender of civil liberties and a patriot in the truest sense of the word—someone willing to sacrifice self for the good of his country.
Of course, the Bush administration makes it easy for anyone with half a conscious to look like a hero. As Jon Stewart said last night (regarding a different topic), it’s like being the skinniest kid at fat camp.

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By Forkboy, May 17, 2007 at 10:11 am Link to this comment

Regarding #70421 by Lala on 5/16 at 2:21 pm
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Astonishing!  Who knew that Ashcroft had any good judgement!  No wonder Bush replaced him with Gonzalez.  It’s beginning to look as if the only thing that feels threatening to Bush is competence.

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Very well stated. The current White House junta has a long and inglorious history of replacing those who do not goose-step in unison with the junta’s edicts.

It replaces generals who do not agree with whatever inane policy the White House puts forward for Iraq, but expects the rest of us to not second guess the generals on the ground.  Which generals is it, W?  The ones who said the surge was neither needed nor wanted (and who were quickly replaced) or the current round of generals who agree with you?

What about US Attorneys who were put into place by this administration, but because they couldn’t fabricate indictments for voter fraud found themselves dismissed. 

For an administration that so clearly sides with the anti-choice/pro-life (whatever you like to call them) side, it’s funny how it constantly aborts it’s own ‘children’ when they fail to live up to expectations.  Never mind that those expectations are unrealistic bordering on insane.

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By Tim, May 17, 2007 at 8:21 am Link to this comment
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It seems that time share salesman would be the ideal job for Gonzales.

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By Christopher Robin, May 17, 2007 at 5:28 am Link to this comment
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This White House is debased.

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By Verne Arnold, May 16, 2007 at 9:45 pm Link to this comment

Wowie Zowie!!!!  There it is!

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By Lala, May 16, 2007 at 3:21 pm Link to this comment
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Astonishing!  Who knew that Ashcroft had any good judgement!  No wonder Bush replaced him with Gonzalez.  It’s beginning to look as if the only thing that feels threatening to Bush is competence.

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By carollkm, May 16, 2007 at 12:41 pm Link to this comment

Its time to demand Gonzales’ resignation.  It’s absolutely outrageous that he would pester a very ill man to get the answer he wanted after the acting AG wisely turned him down!

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By QuyTran, May 16, 2007 at 12:14 pm Link to this comment

According to former AG James Comey, Alberto Gonzales
and one Whore House staff member slipped into the
recovery room of ailing Jonh Ashcroft asking him to sign authorization of domestic spying program, but Mr. Ashcroft refused to do so.

Ha, ha ! Alberto Gonzales, through Mr. Comey disclosure, was excellent in doing official duty at night. We see that as a job for prostitutes who usually make their living late at night. But prostitutes are more pitiable and self-respect than Gonzales. They became prostitutes because they’re poor while Gonzales is much more well off than them.
Between Bush’s AG and the prostitutes I tip my hat and bow down my head to them instead of to a high-ranking Whore House officials.

The prestige and value of those who’re serving in the Whore House are terribly devaluated !

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By Dale Headley, May 16, 2007 at 11:41 am Link to this comment
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What a stunning indictment of both Alberto Gonzales and the Bush Administration!  Can there be any doubt left that Alberto Gonzales is not fit to remain Attorney General of the United states?

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