Grilling Gonzales

Bush Administration, Congress, U.S. Attorneys

The day of the Alberto Gonzales hearing has finally arrived, and I regret that I won’t be able to stay home and watch. Slate has a list of questions the Attorney General is likely to be asked. Answers — or nonanswers — will be filled in as the hearings progress. If you want to follow along on the web, that’s one option. I’m sure other bloggers will be liveblogging. I may be able to catch part of it.

More Gonzales-related links:

Greg Gordon, McClatchy Newspapers: “Campaign against alleged voter fraud fuels political tempest.”

Peter Baker, Washington Post: “On the Hill, Gonzales Gets His Chance at Redemption: Insiders Say Loyalty Bought Him Time

David Iglesias, Steven Calabresi, Ron Klain, and Jeffrey Rosen, New York Times: “A Dozen Questions for Alberto Gonzales

Mark Follman, Salon: “The U.S. Attorney Scandal Gets Dirty

Update: Home again for a little while. There’s good running commentary at TPM Muckraker.

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  1. Bonnie  •  Apr 19, 2007 @9:15 am

    I hope there is lots of hot sauce for Abu’s grilling. I will be at work and access to most websites have been cutoff; so, I guess I will have to wait until I come home. There might be some reports on the radio station I listen to; but, I need music for my work day so no talk radio or NPR for me. If he gives nothing but non-answers, he should be fired. He has a responsibility to the people who pay his salary.

  2. Stella  •  Apr 19, 2007 @10:48 am

    Oops – 10:42am “I don’t recall remembering…” I love that.

  3. Swami  •  Apr 19, 2007 @4:34 pm

    I liked Dianne Feinstein’s line of questioning…Who picked the names of who was to be fired?.. Nobody knows. Gonzales didn’t know, and everybody below him didn’t know according to their testimony, so where does that leave it?
    I can only see three possiblities..Rove, gross incompetence, or bold face lying..and any one of those three should qualify Gonzo for the boot.

  4. PurpleGirl  •  Apr 19, 2007 @5:08 pm

    “I don’t recall remembering.”

    Boggles the mind, absolutely boggles.

  5. Swami  •  Apr 20, 2007 @9:42 am

    So what happens now? Gonzales won’t quit and Bush won’t fire him..Has Gonzales weathered the storm? He seems impervious to the idea that he should move on. Maybe it’s just me, but if I were subjected to the valid criticisms that Gonzales got yesterday..I’d feel a little inept because I know that people can see through my act.

  6. Swami  •  Apr 20, 2007 @1:58 pm

    Now instead of calling Gonzales.. Fredo, Bush can call him Frito.