Friday, June 08, 2007

Gonzales no-confidence vote set for Monday

Darn it! I'm going to miss this one:

The Senate will hold a politically-charged vote Monday related to a no-confidence resolution in the embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.

This being the Senate, the Monday vote is actually a vote on whether to hold a no-confidence vote. So assuming it passes, maybe I'll be back in the saddle in time for the actual vote.

Republican leaders are criticizing the vote as politically motivated (well, no kidding). It's something of a no-win for them. A vote against Gonzales would embarass the White House; a vote for him exposes them to the political ramifications of being on record supporting Gonzales amid various unfolding controversies over his performance.

But it still ought to proceed. If a majority of senators have no confidence in Gonzales, that should be made apparent, in as forceful a way as possible. Nothing else is likely to get through Bush's stubborness and make him realize that Gonzales is a liability, not an asset.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

How embarrassing for the politically-motivated Dems who've wasted months and tons of money on this to not get the votes to pass it. That's why Chucky Schumer is attempting to speak on behalf of all the other Senators, saying it will fail only because Bush puts pressure on them. Don't you just love it how Chucky is always speaking for others without their permission?

In a side note----look at that unflattering picture of Gonzales that CNN picked out. I notice that happens a lot with the liberal press. They either pick out the most unflattering picture of Republicans when they run them....or they outright "doctor" them up to make them look devil-like. I saw one in Time the other day of Fred Thompson and they had added some red around his eyes and exaggerated the bags. Texas Monthly....another liberal rag...did the same with a picture of Dick Cheney once.....reddened and darkened the eyes. Reminds me of the kind of stuff The National Inquirer does. But then, they are just about on that level now.

JP5

6/09/2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger Sean Aqui said...

How embarrassing for the politically-motivated Dems who've wasted months and tons of money on this to not get the votes to pass it.

Er, why is it embarassing?

6/15/2007 1:17 PM  

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