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August 29, 2007

Attorney general resignation

“Public service is honorable and noble,” stated Alberto Gonzales in his short resignation speech Monday. And by so stating, he indicted himself for providing slavish and secret service only to his partisan controllers, without consideration for his oath to the American public.

We now see a small vignette of how demanded loyalty to any political party or sect, to the exclusion of a federal officer’s ethical duty of evenhandedness to all citizens of the country, violates democratic principles and is destructive in the end.

Lloyd Hellman
Leawood

Comments

CRD

For me it isn't so much his politics (of which I'm admittedly not much of a fan) as it is his sheer ineptitude.

We deserve better as Americans, and our troops certainly deserve better leadership.

irishguy

"If you agree to never mention George Bush after January 21, 2009, I'll stop mentioning the Clinton Crime Family."

You got a deal. Especially if Hillary is elected. Not one word out of you criticizing any aspect of her administration.

And as for me, Jan. 21, 2009, can't come fast enough. I am more than happy to put the Bush years in my rear view mirror, kinda like a bad national nightmare.

irishguy

Yeah, how "obsessive" of CRD to hold the guy in office now responsible for the state of the nation now, instead of the guy who held the office six and a half years ago.

Armi, you are a broken record. Every time a letter is published criticizing Bush, we can count on you for a "But Clinton . . ." response.

Arminius

CRD:

"Obsess much about the Clintons, Armi?"

Not as much as you obsess about Bush. Do you have a man crush?

BuddyT

boy oh boy, no matter how much they try, they can't cover El Reno's record of killing innocents, and their record of investigating zippo....lame, oh so lame...

CRD

Obsess much about the Clintons, Armi?

I'm a bit more concerned about the ongoing incompetence of the current officeholder than I am about the right-wing moonbat take on what the previous officeholder did more than half a decade ago.

I noted in another thread -- Bush has been president for six and a half years. Where we are now is pretty of much his own making.

Arminius

jack:

"It is really kind of sad that the major "defense" of the right has become, "Don't look at us, look at that other guy." Wonder what they are afraid will happen if people take a really good look at them?"

The problem is that "that other guy" was far, far worse, yet you moonbats never criticize him.

I'll make a deal with you and your fellow moonbats: If you agree to never mention George Bush after January 21, 2009, I'll stop mentioning the Clinton Crime Family.

Arminius

Just Thinking:

"It's sad when all you can do is point out how someone may have been worse. That's just pathetic, political rhetoric by small-minded idiots. The record of others will not undo the corruption of this administration."

Gonzales' main problem was he was a minority who accomplished a great deal in his life on his own, and then went on to serve with a conservative. Add to that his military service, and it's easy to see why liberals hate him.

Arminius

Just Thinking:

"Even when we do finally get the criminals in the Bush Administration, the Prez just turns around and pardons them."

Unlike this predecessor, George Bush has not pardoned anyone who has served in his administration.

Arminius

whispering:

"The Waco-Koresh nuts were insane. They got what they asked for. Why anyone would paint them as "victims" is beyond me."

So it was okay for Janet Reno to kill innocent children because they were "nuts"? Who makes that determination? What if it was decided that the children of liberals should be killed because their parents are obvious wackos?

Just Thinking

Even when we do finally get the criminals in the Bush Administration, the Prez just turns around and pardons them. Niiiiiccce.

jack

Let's see now, how many millions and how much time did the Republicans spend investigating that guy they like to blame everything on?

Has the time and money spent on the investigations into the Bushies come anywhere close yet?

BuddyT

and I'll say it again, anything will be said to further the kookdom rant, including that "children are maniacs", unbelievable.

Most of us have no particular ax to grind re:Gonzales, but I suspect all that rhetoric about corruption is just that......

BTW, any official charges against him???? H_mmmmm, but yet the investigations rock on with Conyers and crew...no wonder their approval is a whopping 14-18%....what a bunch of nimrods...supported by the kookdom a marriage made in ????

Just Thinking

I'll say it again:

There is absolutely not a single thing that was grand, glorious, or noble about the job that Gonzales did. Good riddence to yet another crooked servant of a horribly corrupt administration.


Nobody came up with one good thing about the man, did they? It's sad when all you can do is point out how someone may have been worse. That's just pathetic, political rhetoric by small-minded idiots. The record of others will not undo the corruption of this administration.

BuddyT

Yeah, those 6 year old kids were real maniacs all right horsey.....how pathetic can you be to support that atrocity? Never mind, I see......unbelievable....

whispering_to_kc

The Waco-Koresh nuts were insane. They got what they asked for. Why anyone would paint them as "victims" is beyond me.

On second thought, maybe I understand where you're coming from after all.

Birds of a feather, stick together.

jack

"Gonzo" did do one thing. He made John Ashcroft look really, really, good.

It is really kind of sad that the major "defense" of the right has become, "Don't look at us, look at that other guy." Wonder what they are afraid will happen if people take a really good look at them? They sure seem to want to avoid that.

BuddyT

Well, lets see. He DID NOT kill 80 men, women, and children in Texas; he DID NOT forefully abduct a six year old and deport him back to a Communist Dictatorship; and he DID NOT fire 93 US Attorneys, just 8...yep that's about it.

Just Thinking

There is absolutely not a single thing that was grand, glorious, or noble about the job that Gonzales did. Good riddence to yet another crooked servant of a horribly corrupt administration.

 
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