Mr. Gonzales' performance yesterday before the Senate Judiciary Committee was by any standard preposterous.
Well, not by any standard. The President, the one person who matterswas pleased with the Attorney General’s testimony today.
I have this image of the President sitting in his office watching these old fuss-budget Senators fuming and sputtering and stewing and full of righteous indignation, and the President simply enjoying the fact that there is not one goddamned thing any of them can do about it.
Mr. Bush has nothing to fear from the electorate or even his own party. So long as Mr. Gonzales is willing, my bet is that the President continues what is for him a ritualistic humiliation of pompous blatherers.