August 27, 2007

See ya Fredo. We won't miss ya

Bush consigliere Fredo Gonzales is finally gone.

History won't be kind to Gonzales, but like all the others, I'm sure the Bush cronie retirement benefits will be great. Maybe George will give him a Medal of Freedom.

At last the Constitution can leave the battered document shelter now that her abuser can't molest her anymore.


At 8/28/2007 1:18 PM, Anonymous The Final Countdown said...

I was overjoyed to hear the news about Gonzales.

But then, a question struck me. Why now? Allegations of wrongdoing and Congressional pressure to resign have been going on for months. It would have been politically expedient for Gonzales to resign months ago.

Just what exactly has caused him to resign/ caused Bush to let him resign?

At 8/28/2007 2:03 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

Good question. To pass along some pundit speculation that I heard on the subject, some say that the inspector general of the DOJ (or whatever his title is) that has been investigating things had a little meeting with Fredo to give him a heads up that things weren't looking too pretty.

They also feel that the House Judicial committee will likely continue to pursue it's investiagations of the many and varried misdeeds of Gonzo, while the Senate counterpart may not be so inclined.

If Gonzo goes to jail, fine, though I think that's unlikely. But I sincerely do hope that enough effort is put into finding out just what the scope and nature of his potentially criminal acts have been, much less just the garden variety crooked and unethical ones.

At 8/29/2007 8:52 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now maybe we can bring back the one person who has served this position with integrity and moral fortitude...Janet Reno.

(Sometimes, I slay myself!!!!)

At 8/29/2007 9:25 PM, Blogger The Inside Dope said...

I'm sure you think you're being ironic, but there's no irony in your statement.

Reno was head and shoulders above Fredo (literally and figuratively) and had the DOJ functioning well.

I don't recall nearly all the top staff resigning in disgust under her leadership, as is the case with Fredo.

She ran the DOJ in a highly professional manner, didn't turn it into a political department, and appointed many special prosecutors to go after Clinton Administration officials.

She is highly regarded as a former A.G., something which Gonzo will never be.


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