Carol Platt Liebau: AG Gonzales Resigns

Monday, August 27, 2007

AG Gonzales Resigns

The Attorney General has resigned. Like many conservatives, I've been critical of the Attorney General, although personally, he seems like a good man -- and Mark Levin is quite right to point out that, compared to Janet Reno, AG Gonzales was John Marshall.

The problem now is that a new attorney general must be confirmed, and it will be interesting to see what concessions the Democrats attempt to extract from the nominee in exchange for their votes -- a promise to appoint an Independent Counsel to investigate the US attorneys non-scandal, perhaps?

Clearly, the Bush administration expects the process to be a lengthy one, which is why they've named Solicitor General Paul Clement to the post of interim attorney general.

Paul is one of my closest friends from law school; he is a brilliant, even-handed legal mind and a fine person. The country is lucky to have him.


Blogger Chepe Noyon said...

The link to Mark Levin's comment is not especially helpful; he writes "Gonzales struck me as a man of average intelligence and below-average competence." And his comparison with Janet Reno is offered as an unsubstantiated opinion. A wacko comparison such as this without any substantiation whatever lacks any credibility. I don't think anybody has ever accused Ms. Reno of lying to Congress in sworn testimony.

I think that primary concessions that the Democrats will extract from any nominee will be that the AG obey the law and apply it with integrity. These are harsh concessions to extract from a Bush appointee, to be sure, but I think that the Democrats will insist upon them.

10:22 AM  
Blogger Earth to Carol said...

I seriously doubt Carol could find a single historian that would compare Gonzales favorably to John Marshall. Perhaps she is referring to a lesser known John Marshall with a severe case of Alzheimer's.

10:26 AM  
Blogger The Flomblog said...

It's called Satire!

6:21 AM  

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