Led by hateful Democrats and foolish Republicans, the U.S. Senate already has declared Attorney General Alberto Gonzales a criminal for the most trivial of matters.
They’re following the horrid example of Durham County District Attorney Mike Nifong, who had three Duke lacrosse players convicted in the press of a crime they couldn’t have committed.
In Gonzales’ case, the “crime” is the firing of eight or nine regional U.S. attorneys, government employees whom Gonzales had every right to fire with or without reason. Gonzales was inconsistent over why they were fired. Was it for bad performance or simply because he wanted someone else in the posts? It doesn’t matter. He exercised his lawful authority.
Animal attack. But under Sen. Patrick Leahy’s vengeful chairmanship, the Senate Judiciary Committee has targeted Gonzales for death. The senators want to murder his reputation. They want Gonzales to resign. They want him indicted. They want him ruined. They want him dead.
The beastly bloodlust has sunk to the lowest levels. Even pit bulls won’t watch these Senate hearings. At one moment, Sen. Leahy rips off Gonzales’ ears. The next, Sen. Schumer chews off his nose and stomps on it, barking. Then Sen. Specter digs at the wounds.
I wonder, when Gonzales comes back later this week to disprove the latest grand exaggerations against him, if the proud senators will apologize and resign, as Nifong did.
And if they don’t, can they all be disbarred?