Gonzales Hearings Today

Via the AP: Gonzales to Appear Before Senate Panel

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales was to be summoned to a Capitol Hill showdown Thursday as he fights to save his job in the face of calls for his ouster over the bungled firings of eight U.S. attorneys that Democrats say were driven by party politics.

The Senate Judiciary Committee scheduled a daylong hearing for Gonzales’ first appearance under oath since the firings set off an uproar in February that has only escalated with a bewildering series of conflicting accounts from the attorney general, his current and former aides and White House officials.


The Virginia Tech shooting that delayed the hearing for two days could temper the tone of the proceedings, several lawmakers said. But both Democrats and Republicans were eager to get on with the Gonzales matter.

Perhaps (in re: tone), but we shall see.

I was wondering if the hearings had taken place but had been buried by the Va Tech shooting, but it makes sense that they were delayed.

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  1. legion says:

    Gonzo is so completely out of his depth, it’s almost painful. He really has no idea how to tell the truth.

    “I’ve already conceded that I misspoke at that press conference.”
    Dude, you’ve misspoken at _every_ press conference you’ve had about this affair. That’s why you’re in front of Congress today. Under oath.

  2. Tlaloc says:

    He’s toast.

    WND has him linked to a coverup of a texas pedophilia scandal. You and I may know WND is a joke but it’s actually taken seriously by the 38 percenters who believe Saddam was involved in 9/11 who coincidentally are the AG’s only supporters.

    Redstate’s already soliciting suggestions for a replacement.

  3. legion says:

    Dayum, Tlaloc. When you’ve lost the hardcore ‘Bush can do no wrong’ believers like WND and Redstate, you really _are_ toast.

  4. M1EK says:

    Let’s remember, again, that when people raised concerns about W’s intelligence, we were supposed to be mollified by his ability to pick good underlings to surround himself with.