Monday, August 27, 2007

The Resignation of Alberto Gonzalez

Now that Alberto Gonzalez has resigned, I'd like to take a quick look at the incident that caused the crosshairs to be focused upon him by the Democrats.

He fired some people.

Yes, it's a crime to fire people. Well, only if it's "politically motivated". Well, OK, it's not really a crime, per se. But it's wrong, and as soon as you do it, you should resign. You can't fire people who you don't agree with. It's wrong.

Now, Bill Clinton fired ALL of the justice department prosecutors when he took office. But THAT was different, you see, because... well... he fired them ALL... and that's DIFFERENT... it's not politically motivated, you see, because they were appointed by somebody ELSE, a REPUBLICAN... yeah! That's it! Now I get it!

It's OK to fire prosecutors, but only if they were appointed by a Republican. If you fire prosecutors who were appointed by a Democrat, it's "politically motivated", and you should resign.

This is, far and away, the most ridiculous non-scandal that I can remember. The guy canned a bunch of people because his boss didn't want them working there anymore. That's IT.

This is really unfortunate, because I think the only people who were really calling for the guy's head were the liberal Washington press corps and the deranged Bush haters. Alberto Gonzalez is a good man, but the liberal press simply cannot countenance a successful Hispanic Republican. It doesn't fit the narrative.