With the report this week of his shameful and manipulative midnight visit to the sickbed of then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, Alberto Gonzales' reputation has sunk to a new low.
Today, for instance, the Tulsa World took the current AG to task in a tough-minded editorial. Not surprisingly, the World cited Gonzales' hospital visit to Ashcroft, an action in which Gonzales was trying to manipulate a sick and drugged-up Ashcroft into signing off on a warrantless domestic spying program that he knew to be illegal.
This revelation has caused Gonzales' support on Capitol Hill to erode. Slowly but surely, even Republican senators—including Oklahoma's Tom Coburn—are losing faith in the AG.
As the World correctly notes, "Gonzales has not covered himself in glory." It's time for him to go.