I spell it: h.e. i.s. g.o.n.e.Gonzales quits [link]
Attorney General Gonzales finally stepped down after months of inept handling of the firing of eight federal prosecutors.
President Bush, Gonzales' most dogged defender, told reporters he had accepted the resignation reluctantly. "His good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons," Bush said.
That is certainly true. But, if you are going to be the Nation's chief lawyer, you need to recognize your authority under the Constitution. Gonzales seemed to not understand that.
Instead, he responded to the Senate witch hunt as though he was a defendant guilty of some crime.
Gonzales' honesty is not in question here. His competence is.
The President seems to have a blind spot when he nominates certain people for high office and he pays the price. Maybe it is time to question the appointment of this Robert Gates guy…