Sunday, June 10, 2007

Tony Snow: "It Doesn't Matter What Congress Does, Gonzales Ain't Goin' Nowhere"

Interviewed on Fox News Sunday, Tony Snow said:
"... it doesn't matter what Congress does, Alberto Gonzales is not going anywhere."

The Senate plans debate Sunday on a resolution that declares the attorney general "no longer holds the confidence of the Senate and of the American people."

Interviewed Sunday on "Fox News Sunday," White House Press Secretary Tony Snow said the Senate is wasting it's time. He said Gonzales has done nothing "untoward" and said the president has "the right to hire and fire people who serve at his pleasure." Snow sees tomorrow's Senate vote as "purely symbolic."

Gonzales has been the target of months of investigations prompted by discrepancies in the firing of US attorneys and allegations of political pressure by the administration in the workings of the Justice Department.

And the Congress continues to churn out non-binding resolutions when it has the power to get rid of those who stand in the way of repairing the damage that has been done to the country.

When do we say out loud what appears to be preventing members of both houses of Congress, in both parties, from doing?

Was there a coup d’etat in 2000?

Are our elected representatives honestly disinclined to impeach Gonzales, Cheney and Bush because they see nothing impeachable in their actions over these last six years? Or are they reluctant for reasons that might end their political careers, or embarrass them or their families, or land them in jail? Do they find themselves in compromising situations, due to information mined from one of the numerous secret and unlawful surveillance programs that the Bush administration is operating? Or are they prevented from organizing an impeachment due to the surveillance programs that Bush-Cheney have instituted?

When the emperor has no clothes, and everyone knows it, then what?

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