Gonzales Loses Credibility Contest

In a credibility contest between James Comey, the former number 2 in the Justice Department who earned a reputation as a tough-minded but honest prosecutor, and Alberto Gonzales, there's no contest at all. When Gonzales, during today's Senate testimony, contradicted Comey's earlier testimony about Gonzales' visit to a hospitalized John Ashcroft, Gonzales' testimony was greeted -- at least by some senators, including Republican Arlen Specter -- with the scorn it deserved.

Mr. Specter signaled that he did not accept Mr. Gonzales’s explanation about the hospital incident. “What credibility is left for you?” the senator asked at one point.

Mr. Specter has accused Mr. Gonzales before of dodging questions, and he did so again today. At one point, the senator said, “I see it’s hopeless.” At another point, he said acidly, “Let’s see if somewhere, somehow we can find a question that you’ll answer.”

The challenge is not just to find a question that Gonzales is willing to answer, but one he's willing to answer truthfully.

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    Impeach Gonzo Now (5.00 / 1) (#4)
    by squeaky on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 04:13:58 PM EST

    So What? (5.00 / 1) (#7)
    by squeaky on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 09:32:40 PM EST
    So they sought out the AG while he was in the hospital, so what?  This is a bogus issue and a Comey, I matter, joke.  

    Hadn't Comey arrived it is certain that AbuGonzales would have forced a critically ill Ashcroft to sign something that he was dead against.

    THe only way they could get him to sign something like that was when he was semi-concious. It was a disgusting example of political warfare.

    Amazing to hear Gonzales testify he'd have (none / 0) (#1)
    by oculus on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 01:29:14 PM EST
    to get back to the Senate Judiciary Committee as to whether he had any direct input into the decision to remove US Attorneys,

    Goals (none / 0) (#2)
    by manys on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 03:35:36 PM EST
    As long as the inquiry doesn't reach Karl Rove, Gonzales has done his job.

    And the consequences will be... (none / 0) (#3)
    by sphealey on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 04:12:29 PM EST
    And the consequences for Gonzales will be:  zero.


    Who cares? (none / 0) (#5)
    by Fritz on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 04:48:09 PM EST
    So we have a very important program that has been approved multiple times by the evil Ashcroft, he becomes in-firmed 8 days before the reauthorization, the new guy, an acting AG refuses to sign off.  So they sought out the AG while he was in the hospital, so what?  This is a bogus issue and a Comey, I matter, joke.  

    Why do conservatives hate our Constitution? (5.00 / 2) (#6)
    by Molly Bloom on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 06:06:38 PM EST
    please explain? (none / 0) (#9)
    by Fritz on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 11:56:29 AM EST
    If only you could shed light on the article of the Constitution that relates to AG's in the hospital?

    4th Amendment (5.00 / 1) (#10)
    by Molly Bloom on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 06:26:36 PM EST
    And if you have to ask, you don't know enough about what is going on to hold an intelligent conversation


    Contest? (none / 0) (#8)
    by TomStewart on Tue Jul 24, 2007 at 10:46:39 PM EST
    He isn't even in the running.