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Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Nominations for the new A.G.

Posted by: Hammer / 10:00 AM

Recent polls suggest 70% of Americans support the investigation of U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and 40% support impeachment. We need continuity in this vital law enforcement post. Joe Conason expands on the argument:

While politicians of both parties have repeatedly denounced Alberto Gonzales for public mendacity and abuse of office, a few of them finally have stepped up to do what must be done. On July 31, Representative Jay Inslee (D-WA) and, as of this writing, at least five colleagues—four of them former prosecutors—filed a resolution directing the House Judiciary Committee to open an impeachment investigation of the attorney general.

The logic of Mr. Inslee’s initiative is inescapable to anyone who has been listening to the Congressional complaints about Mr. Gonzales. If legislators from both branches and both parties believe that the attorney general has repeatedly deceived Congress and the public about matters of importance, if they believe that he has committed those deceptions under oath in the Capitol and if they believe that the president will do nothing to remedy these wrongs, then impeachment can be their only serious response.

I nominate Little Sister Hammer for the job. Firstly, she is on record expressing her affection for liars:

I like Jack Sparrow because he lies.

Secondly, she would be a brilliant replacement for Fredo's testimony before Congress:

I am the biggest in the class. Well, I'm not the biggest. Jack's the biggest. But I am the biggest.

I'd like to see Charles Schumer swim through that 5-year-old logic.

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