Monday, August 27, 2007
In a perfect world, today's resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales would be a giant step forward for the country's political system. The man was notorious for justifying inmate abuse, for misunderstanding habeas corpus, for the unabashed politically motivated firings of U.S. attorneys and for transparently trying to mislead Congress. But to pin all the misdeeds on Gonzales is naive. Hopefully, Congress will continue to investigate many of these mistakes, as Rep. Charles Schumer said this morning on CNN. Let's face it -- Gonzales, Bush's longtime buddy, was not acting on his own. Most likely, everything he said or did was pre-approved by the White House. So, as every senior White House official hits the road, is it time for President Bush to likewise fade into the sunset?