Tuesday, April 24, 2007

The real reason Gonzales won't step down

You have to read to the very last sentence of the NYT story to find the answer, but it's there -- the real reason why U.S. Atty. Gen. Alberto R. Gonzales won't step down, despite the growing scandal. Here it is:
...If Mr. Gonzales were to step down, officials argued, it would wrongly lead the public to conclude that he had done something wrong.
Essentially, it's same reason why the president will never agree to set a pull-out date for Iraq. To do so would be to admit he'd made a mistake, that he was wrong...and that is clearly one thing this president cannot abide. Much better to close his eyes and repeat ad nauseam,
"This is an honest, honorable man, in whom I have confidence.”
If that is the case, his standards are incredibly low. But, of course, we've heard this all before...Bush said the same thing about Brownie, Harriet and Rummy...just before they went down the tubes.

We can only wish for Gonzales a similar fate.

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