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Tuesday, May 15, 2007

"Nowhere were we taught that the ends justified the means"

"We call on you and the President to relent from this reckless path, and begin to restore respect for the rule of law we all learned to love many years ago."

i posted last evening on the letter to gonzo written by his harvard law school classmates and mentioned the upcoming publication of the letter as a full-page advert in today's wapo... well, here ya go...

meanwhile, over at the national press club...
During an event this morning at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., Attorney General Alberto Gonzales launched an unabashed and shameless finger-pointing campaign at outgoing Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty, blaming him for the U.S. attorney scandal.

Minimizing his own role, Gonzales said McNulty has “most of the operational authority and decisions” at the Department of Justice.

Despite having delegated the task of putting together the list of fired U.S. attorneys to his chief of staff Kyle Sampson, Gonzales claimed that “the one person I would care about would be the views of the Deputy Attorney General. … At end of the day, my understanding was that Mr. Sampson’s recommendations reflected the consensus view of the senior leadership of the Department — in particular the Deputy Attorney General.”

When asked why two inexperienced staffers — Sampson and Monica Goodling — were given prominent roles in the firing process, Gonzales responded, “Well again you have to remember at the end of the day, the recommendations reflected the views of the Deputy Attorney General. He signed off on the names and he would know better than anyone else.”

and mcnulty isn't even gone yet... couldn't he at least wait until his chair cools off...? is gonzo a total weenie or what...?

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