Not to kick a man when he's down, but there's something to be said for a resignation speech that at least mentions why the person is resigning, even if it's the pitifully transparent "to spend more time with my family." After Gonzales concluded his farewell remarks, at least one reporter shouted, "Why are you leaving?"
After months of intense scrutiny from the press, public and the Senate Judiciary Committee, beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has followed in Karl Rove's footsteps, becoming the second major member of President Bush's inner circle to resign in this last phase of Bush's presidency. Gonzales called it quits on Monday, sparking a flurry of reactions on Capitol Hill.
Atty. Gen. Alberto Gonzales says that the Bush White House may go after journalists who report on national security-related matters. "There are some statutes on the book which, if you read the language carefully, would seem to indicate that that is a possibility." Funny: There are lots of FISA statutes that you don't have to read particularly carefully to learn that spying on Americans without warrants is illegal.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales claims that Bush has never supported making English the national language, but White House Press Secretary Tony Snow just said the opposite. (And the Senate just voted to make it so.)