Wednesday, March 14, 2007

The Email That May Take Down Alberto Gonzales

I'm not too sure Gonzales will be taken down, but I doubted Rumsfeld would. What I am sure of is Cheney will be next to last to go and Bush absolute last if the purge continues.
An important point of contention in the rapidly escalating controversy over the recent mass-firing of U.S. Attorneys is whether the Bush administration ever intended to invoke its authority under Section 546 of Title 28. This provision, which was inserted at the last second into the Patriot Act reauthorization last year, allows the Attorney General to bypass the normal Senate confirmation process and simply install U.S. Attorneys at his discretion.

When he testified before Congress in January, Alberto Gonzales was adamant that the Administration had no intention of invoking this provision:

This is a good compilation over at The Anonymous Liberal.

I personally am delighted when their tactics come back and bite them in the ass.

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