Monday, April 09, 2007

Gonzales Death Watch...While He Crams For A Senate Grilling!

by S-Q @ 11:04 AM MDT

© 2007 Stephen Pitt


Washington Monthly

Michael Isikoff reports that Alberto Gonzales has wiped his schedule clean and brought the Justice Department to a "state of paralysis" in order to prepare for his April 17 testimony before Congress. Apparently it's not going well:

At a recent "prep" for a prospective Sunday talk-show interview, Gonzales's performance was so poor that top aides scrapped any live appearances. During the March 23 session in the A.G.'s conference room, Gonzales was grilled by a team of top aides and advisers — including former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie and former White House lawyer Tim Flanigan — about what he knew about the plan to fire seven U.S. attorneys last fall. But Gonzales kept contradicting himself and "getting his timeline confused," said one participant who asked not to be identified talking about a private meeting. His advisers finally got "exasperated" with him, the source added. "He's not ready," Tasia Scolinos, Gonzales's public-affairs chief, told the A.G.'s top aides after the session was over, said the source.

Everyone prepares for congressional testimony, but this is ridiculous. If Gonzales was planning to simply tell the truth, he wouldn't "keep contradicting himself" in practice sessions and he wouldn't need to bring his schedule to a standstill in order to figure out what he's planning to say. He'd just review the appropriate documents to make sure he had his dates straight and then tell Congress what happened.

Obviously, though, that's not quite what he's planning to do, is it?

8 comments:

S-Q said...

Obviously, though, that's not quite what he's planning to do, is it?
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No, he is preparing his story!

I hope Gone-Zo wears astronaut diapers to his Senate grilling! LOL

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

What a tangled web we weave when we practice to deceive!

Global_Evildoer_Fighter said...

The Truth doesn't need to prepare...

You only need to prepare when you want to get your lies straight!

S-Q said...

You only need to prepare when you want to get your lies straight!
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GEF:

And, that is what he is doing!!

anthony said...

Gonzales before Waxman! That I can't wait to see. Let's hope it'll appear on YouTube or googlevideo, like the grilling the so-called head of security at the WH got a month back.

If it does, then it's bound to appear as a post here as well!

As Mark Twain said: "If you tell the truth you don't have to remember anything."

Now, where have I seen that quote before?

S-Q said...

Now, where have I seen that quote before?
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Anthony:

Twain was a smart man and I love his work! ;)

p.s.
I love seeing those elephants in orange,
don't you guys? hehe

GEEZERPOWER said...

ZZZzzz...* Ahh yes the truth

It runs freely from the side of the mountain and it's a pleasure quench your thirst there, but if someone has polluted the spring seek refreshment elsewhere.

The polluted waters of the Whitehouse now smell to high heaven and those who are responsible for this should be exiled to...Hmm..How about Cuba?

S-Q said...

Geezer:

How about Mars? There isn't any intelligent life there, so they would fit right in! What do ya think?

LOLMAO