There seems to be a widely held opinion that George Bush is one of the worst, if not the very worst, USA president of all time. It is becoming increasingly apparent that his Attorney General, Alberto Gonzales, is in the same, extremely minor, league.
Gonzales, in the face of the unfolding scandal of the political firing of 8 US Attorneys General, announced at a new conference today that “Like every CEO of every major organization, I am responsible for what happens at the Department of Justice. I accept that responsibility and my pledge to the American people is to find out what went wrong here, to assess accountability…”
How could an even moderately intelligent person “accept responsibility” and promise to “assess accountability” in the same sentence?
Thanks to the work of internet journalists, most prominently those at Talking Points Memo, the rolls of Gonzales’ chief of staff, Karl Rove, and Harriet Miers (one of Bush’s “mother hens”) in the US Attorney firings, at the urgings of various republican congresspersons and functionaries, has come to light. Another case of the profit driven media largely failing the public.