Wednesday, November 10, 2004

Life Comes Apart at the Seams It Seems

Ding-dong the Ashcroft's dead, or taking his gospel singing act to Branson, or checking up on bloggers who defame him (look, my library record is clean....).

I mean the next Attorney General has to be better, right?

From Yahoo News: "President Bush has chosen White House counsel Alberto Gonzales, a Texas confidant and the most prominent Hispanic in the administration, to succeed Attorney General John Ashcroft, sources close to the White House said Wednesday."

Uh, wasn't he the one who thought that a bit of torture shouldn't get in the way of justice?

"He also wrote a controversial February 2002 memo in which Bush claimed the right to waive anti-torture law and international treaties providing protections to prisoners of war. That position drew fire from human rights groups, which said it helped led to the type of abuses uncovered in the Abu Ghraib prison scandal."

Uh, but he's got to be OK otherwise, no?

"He once was a partner in a Houston law firm which represented the scandal-ridden energy giant Enron."

Shoot. At least he does represent Republican-style affirmative action: "Gonzales would be the first Hispanic attorney general. "

Good to see he and Clarence Thomas have something in common.

And there's no word yet how he feels about the boobs of Justice that, uh, titillated Ashcroft. (Check out his grasping hands in this photo--the poor guy can't help himself!)


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