Mr. Gonzales had every right to sack prosecutors, who are political appointees. But he had no right to mislead Congress about why he did so – even though he is now blaming lower officials for the misinformation. Mr. Gonzales has shown a disdain for Congress and the rights of the American people. He has amply proved that he will never be anything other than Mr. Bush’s lawyer – a mere apologist for the imperial presidency. The affair has already claimed one top scalp at the justice department. It is high time Mr. Gonzales stepped down too.
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Financial Times Editorial Blasts Gonzales
Reading around the web today, AltTulsa found this pointed Financial Times editorial on the president's embattled lawyer, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales: