In today’s Washington Post, President Bush is quoted as saying that “The attorney general went up and gave a very candid assessment and answered every question he could possibly answer, in a way that increased my confidence in his ability to do the job.”

Later, in a White House press conference:

“He’s staying,” White House spokeswoman Dana Perino told reporters when asked about Gonzales. Perino later added that Bush did not watch the testimony but received updates from aides.

So here’s the situation. Gonzales, in his testimony about the unprecedented midterm firing of 8 federal prosecutors, said “I don’t remember” or a variant thereof 64 times. He also went on to assure Congress that the decisions had been made properly, even though he apparently has no idea how they were made. Meanwhile, Bush didn’t watch the testimony, but it increased his confidence in Gonzales.

These people are, ostensibly, running the government of the most powerful country in the world.

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  1. Reading the article, I thought the same. With the additional meme that Gonzo is the only thing standing between the White House & the wolves, since this Administration has very effectively & not very wisely dissolved the boundaries between the two.

    But, nah, that wouldn’t have anything to do with Bush’s “confidence” in ‘Berto. Bush is a very wise man. We just have no evidence yet as to what, exactly, he may be wise about. I’m sure it must be true, though.

    ALL of those voters cannot have been hoodwinked, when the DOJ was so vigorously pursuing “voter fraud” can they?

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