EDITORIAL REMEMBERING GONZALES FORGETFUL ATTORNEY GENERAL FINALLY DOES THE RIGHT THING.
IN the 6 1/2-year history of the Bush administration, accountability has been the ingredient most absent in federal government. So the resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales For the New York Yankees infielder, see .
Alberto Gonzales (born August 4 1955) is an American jurist who served as the 80th Attorney General of the United States. Gonzales was appointed to the post in February 2005 by President George W. Bush. marks a refreshing change of pace. For once, someone in the administration has gotten what he deserved.
And yet, it never needed to be this way. The "crime" that launched Gonzales' downfall was no crime at all. U.S. attorneys serve at the president's leisure. They are political appointees, hired and fired for political reasons -- like when Bill Clinton canned 93 Republican U.S. attorneys general upon taking office in 1993.
Gonzales' problem wasn't the firings; it was his inability to defend them. Indeed, he never defended them at all. Instead, he offered self-serving self-serving adj. referring to a question asked of a party to a lawsuit or a statement by that person that serves no purpose and provides no evidence, but only argues or reinforces the legal position of that party. memory lapses, evasive e·va·sive
1. Inclined or intended to evade: took evasive action.
2. Intentionally vague or ambiguous; equivocal: an evasive statement. testimony and an unmistakable contempt contempt, in law, interference with the functioning of a legislature or court. In its narrow and more usual sense, contempt refers to the despising of the authority, justice, or dignity of a court. for the truth.
Having proved himself unfit unfit
not properly prepared, e.g. physically incapable of performing hard work as in racing, because of lack of training. Said also of food prepared unhygienically.
unfit for human consumption for his vitally important job, Gonzales needed to go. The only regret is that he didn't have the good sense to step down months ago.