Attorney General Alberto Gonzales recently announced that he will "be focused on what's important for the American people."
Mr. Bush responded to Gonzales' testimony by saying these words:
He answered every question he could possibly answer, honestly answer, in a way that increased my confidence in his ability to do the job.
Gonzales claimed not to be able to remember salient facts 74 times during his Congressional testimony. If he is not a liar he must be suffering from Alzheimer's disease. Either way Gonzales is unfit to serve as Attorney General.
Republican senators including Arlen Spector, John Sununu, Tom Coburn, and Jeff Sessions are insisting that Gonzales resign immediately.
Some conservative talk show hosts claim this entire affair is politically-motivated. If that is true, how do the 5 conservative GOP senators fit into that view?
The American people want a Justice Department that is not being led by an outright liar. When you sit before Congress and claim not to remember firing your top employees that is not telling the truth. The Attorney General sat before Congress twice and told bald-face lies to the American people. He refuses to acknowledge the truth about the politically-motivated dismissals of some of his top-performing lawyers.
What sort of consequences could a dishonest chief attorney lead to?
What sort of president tolerates liars in his cabinet?
How can a government function when most citizens do not trust the words coming from the top officials?