Strange Brouhaha

Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Bye-bye, Civil Liberties

Well, you know, whichever ones we have left. CNN and AP are both reporting that the odious Alberto Gonzales has been chosen to replace John Ashcroft as Attorney General.

This is the same Gonzales who said, "Sure, go ahead and torture those guys, it's all good." Good Lord, and we thought it couldn't get worse than Ashcroft. Gonzales is going to drive the final stake through the heart of the Bill of Rights.

Of course, I'm willing to bet that it's all a smokescreen. Everybody gets worked up over Mengel...I mean, Gonzales' nomination, writes their Congressional delegation begging them not to confirm his appointment at the hearing. Then his name is withdrawn in favor of someone who is STILL worse than Ashcroft, but maybe not quite so much, and everybody breathes a sigh of relief and we're still screwed.


  • You know what's coming, of course. Ashcroft is looking for a job... and we're going to have an opening in one fairly well-known court... We already know he sings, so it's not such a leap for him to go do backup for Diana Ross...

    By Blogger david adam edelstein, at 8:43 PM  

  • (JJB) Never happen (famous last words). Bush doesn't want to use up every single bit of his "political capital" on this one issue. Dems would filibuster it to death, and I'd bet even some Repubs would be against it.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 11:53 PM  

  • (Savannah) Actually, I desperately fear that David is exactly right. They're going to put Ashcroft where he can do more harm.

    And I bet Bush would ultimately like to see Gonzales on the court as well. For obvious reasons.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:59 AM  

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