NY Times says fire “the Failed Attorney General”:
We opposed Mr. Gonzales’s nomination as attorney general. His rÃ©sumÃ© was weak, centered around producing legal briefs for Mr. Bush that assured him that the law said what he wanted it to say. More than anyone in the administration, except perhaps Vice President Dick Cheney, Mr. Gonzales symbolizes Mr. Bush’s disdain for the separation of powers, civil liberties and the rule of law.
On Thursday, Senator Arlen Specter, the senior Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, hinted very obliquely that perhaps Mr. Gonzales’s time was up. We’re not going to be oblique. Mr. Bush should dismiss Mr. Gonzales and finally appoint an attorney general who will use the job to enforce the law and defend the Constitution.
Think about that last line. Everyone, every President and every American, should want and expect an A.G. who will enforce the law and defend the Constitution — everyone, that is, except George Bush.