Sununu: Fire Gonzales

To impeach or not to impeach? The question may soon be academic.

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., predicted Wednesday that Gonzales would soon be out.

"I think he is gone. I don't think he'll last long," Reid said in an interview with Nevada reporters. Asked how long, Reid responded: "Days."

The first Republican in Congress to make a public demand for Alberto Gonzales' dismissal: Sen. John Sununu.

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    What's the Problem Here? (none / 0) (#1)
    by jarober on Wed Mar 14, 2007 at 10:45:17 PM EST
    US Attorneys can be asked to resign at any time for any reason.  They are political hires, not civil service hires.

    Be careful what you wish for; if you get civil service protections for US attorneys, the kinds of abuses we saw with special prosecutors over the years (think Ken Starr) will be multiplied by 93.

    No (none / 0) (#3)
    by jarober on Thu Mar 15, 2007 at 06:48:46 AM EST
    Judges can't bring cases - so they can't launch political witch hunts.  They can do damage to the cases they get assigned to, but they can't create the damage in the first place.  I'll repeat: If Schumer (et. al.) get the end result they seem to be calling for, we'll have every US Attorney being a special prosecutor - and we already know how often overreach happens there.