Monday, March 19, 2007

WHITE HOUSE SEEKS GONZALES REPLACEMENT

by Basheert @4:30 pm MDT

From US News and World Reports
(Would SOMEONE please tell me how Chertoff is qualified to be Attorney General?????):


The White House is seeking Gonzales replacements, and Gonzales’ deputy Paul McNulty is almost certain to resign, The Politico reports:

Republican officials operating at the behest of the White House have begun seeking a possible successor to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, whose support among GOP lawmakers on Capitol Hill has collapsed…

Among the names floated Monday by administration officials are Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and White House anti-terrorism coordinator Frances Townsend. Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson is a White House prospect. So is former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson, but sources were unsure whether he would want the job.

Republican sources also disclosed that it is now a virtual certainty that Deputy Attorney General Paul J. McNulty, whose incomplete and inaccurate congressional testimony about the prosecutors helped precipitate the crisis, will also resign shortly. Officials were debating whether Gonzales and McNulty should depart at the same time or whether McNulty should go a day or two after Gonzales.

UPDATE: Fox News’ Major Garrett reports: “Several GOP [congressional] sources told Fox tonight: Gonzales is the President’s friend and his problem, and that they will waste no political capital defending him.”

6 comments:

S-Q said...

Gone-Zo is being thrown under the bus now! Byeeee!! LOLMAO

Basheert:

Chertoff? Not the least bit qualified but you know the good 'ole boy system that this administration uses...

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Captain Kit said...

How do you find a replacement when the one thing the Bush was known for was his strong loyalty to his friends and now it turns out that was just another lie.

I'm guessing no one with any options at all will take that job. At best, it's a 2-year appt, for a losing team. Chertoff has a job. Tom DeLay is out flogging his book, he's unemployed, a definite bottom of the barrel choice but I'd go with him before Chertoff.

S-Q said...

Hi Kit!

How is it going? :)

Yep, those good ole boys are running out of boys aren't they? LOL

Well, none of those are qualified for the job but what kind of friends does Dumbya have? LMAO

Basheert said...

Good luck getting some of these yahoos confirmed....that'll be the day!

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

s-q, Basheert, Capt Kit,

Chertoff(Heir Gestapo) couldn't be confirmed in a zillion years...His odds are the same as a snowballs chance in hell. :)

He's barely holding on to that Job he's got now.

The next US crisis will determine if he stays or not because everyone will be looking on him instead of the FEMA Chief.

So forget Chertoff, he's a disaster away from being sliced.

It's like a new car warranty.

Chertoff has until the next disaster or the end of 2008 whichever comes first!

LOL*)