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Friday, April 20, 2007


Dismal Spring for G.W. Bush

A Steve Bell Cartoon

© Steve Bell, The Guardian, UK, 20.04.07

Mr. Bell missed AG Alberto Gonzales. His position,too, is precarious. Nicknamed Fredo by the president, in his appearance before the Senate Judicial Committee on April 19th, the attorney general gave the impression that he belonged to a home for mentally deficient rather than being at the helm of the Department of Justice. The president's efforts to win support for his pet war are not resonating with the American public. Time for circling the wagons but the White House is running out of them.

Fredo on the Ropes

Dana Milbank in The Washington Post

Gonzales had weeks to prepare for yesterday's hearing. But the man who sat at the witness table sounded like the sort of person who forgets where he parked his car.

Explaining his role in the botched firing of federal prosecutors, Gonzales uttered the phrase "I don't recall" and its variants ("I have no recollection," "I have no memory") 64 times. Along the way, his answer became so routine that a Marine in the crowd put down his poster protesting the Iraq war and replaced it with a running "I don't recall" tally.

Take Gonzales's tally along with that of his former chief of staff, who uttered the phrase "I don't remember" 122 times before the same committee three weeks ago, and the Justice Department might want to consider handing out Ginkgo biloba in the employee cafeteria.

Great cartoon! You're right, though... Fredo should have been included.

Even more ridiculous than Gonzales' idiotic display is our President's RESPONSE to it! I couldn't believe this:

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