Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Listen Carefully Now...
"...answered every question he could possibly answer - honestly answer - in a way that increased my confidence in his ability to do the job." Implied: The rest of the questions he just responded, "I don't recall," rather than be caught in a lie later.
So far as AG Gonzoles' abilty to do the job, the President doesnt' seem to have a handle on what the AG's job is. According to the DoJ website, the mission of the Department of Justice is: To enforce the law and defend the interests of the United States according to the law; to ensure public safety against threats foreign and domestic; to provide federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; to seek just punishment for those guilty of unlawful behavior; and to ensure fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans. Apparently Bush thinks it's the AG's job to cover the administration's behind as another White House counsel. Maybe he should check "the internets".
By the way, the lead Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee says this: "As long as he's the attorney general, I will continue to deal with him," Specter told reporters in Harrisburg, Pa. "But whatever he has to say I will take with more than a grain of salt."
When a friend can't believe you, you know you're in trouble. When the chief law enforcement officer of the country can't be trusted by his friends, can you trust his boss?
Posted by Charles R