Sunday, July 29, 2007

Democrats still pursuing prosecutor for Gonzales

Washington Post--The Talk:
Sen. Russ Feingold (D-Wis.) joined Schumer and Democrats Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) and Sheldon Whitehouse (R.I.) on Thursday in asking the administration to appoint a special prosecutor. Feingold said today that he remains convinced that an independent investigation is needed.

'The attorney general, in my view, has at least lied to Congress and may have committed perjury, and I think we need to have somebody who's able to look at both the classified and non-classified material in a way that he can actually determine whether or not criminal charges have to be pursued,' Feingold said on 'Fox News Sunday.'...

The ranking members of the Judiciary Committee were on CBS's "Face the Nation," where Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) and Arlen Specter (R-Pa.), did not call for a special prosecutor. They said, however, that they have given Gonzales one week to amend his testimony and advised him to consult a lawyer in doing so.

"I think we ought to give the attorney general a chance to correct the record. There's no doubt, as I have said repeatedly for months now, that the Department of Justice would be much better off without him," Specter said.

Nice advice from a fellow Republican.
Looking back at past presidencies, I think Alberto has earned a place as W's "honorary brother", and should start merchandising Alberto Beer. He probably has some excellent, well-sorted lists to draw on for his mass marketing efforts, both domestic and international.

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