Crystal Ball: Gonzo Is Toast

I give it a week. Look what Bush said today:

“I do have confidence in Attorney General Al Gonzales,” Mr. Bush said of his old friend from Texas. But he said the dismissals had been bungled, “and frankly I’m not happy about it.” Mr. Bush, speaking at a news conference in Mérida, Mexico, with President Felipe Calderón of Mexico, said that he was pleased that Mr. Gonzales had acknowledged mistakes surrounding the dismissals, but that “Al’s got work to do up on the Hill,” a reference to the Capitol, where many Democrats and several Republicans have expressed anger and dismay over the firings. . . . [T]he president’s anger was clear. “This issue was mishandled to the point that you’re asking me about it now in Mexico,” Mr. Bush said. The president, who said he had spoken to Mr. Gonzales this morning, is to arrive later this afternoon in Washington, where lawmakers of both parties continued to criticize Mr. Gonzales.

Gonzo has work to do up on the Hill. We all know he can't turn that tide:

Senator Lisa Murkowski of Alaska told Bloomberg his confidence in the attorney general had been “shaken” and was “waning,” while Senator Gordon Smith of Oregon said, “I think I share the feeling of many Republican senators of profound disappointment.” And Senator Trent Lott of Mississippi, the Senate’s No. 2 Republican, declined to say whether Mr. Gonzales should stay. “That’s the president’s decision,” he said in an interview with Bloomberg News.

He can't fix it. It only gets worse. See you later Al.

Update (TL): Crooks and Liars has the video and transcript of Bush's comments.

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    Gonzo cocinado hecho. (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by Edger on Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 03:11:46 PM EST
    Gonzales, of course, was appointed to his position by Bush for really no other reason than to legitimize him, as payback for years of fawning sycophancy.

    Gonzales thought he was a made man. A member of the family. Now he's finding out that he was just baggage all along.

    Grampa? Qué usted hizo en los días olden en que usted trabajó para ____?

    If... (none / 0) (#1)
    by magster on Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 03:08:11 PM EST
    ...your NCAA picks are any indication of your crystal ball gazing abilities, Gonzales will be AG for life.

    Heh (none / 0) (#2)
    by Big Tent Democrat on Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 03:09:08 PM EST
    sportsmanship (none / 0) (#5)
    by orionATL on Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 08:55:27 PM EST
    magster and btd

    good sports both.


    you misunderstand

    btd's pick wasn't gonzales u

    it was gonzaga.

    btd is in the clear,

    for now.