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Thursday, August 30, 2007

Alberto and Reno

UPDATE of Sorts: Richard Jewell, Olympic security guard accused of, yet vindicated of being the 1996 Atlanta Oympics bomber has died. The record of his death is appropriate to this post as his case was one that Attorney General Janet Reno presided over; her Justice Department leaked his name to the media.

The Left can become so obsessed with civil rights especially when it comes to just about anything forwarded by the Bush Administration; walking the fine line between protecting the citizens of this country and honoring our civil rights is the tricky wicket that makes it so. Concerns about our rights should be up there, but not in such the partisan manner of scoring political points to our detriment.

One of the tools the administration is the Attorney General and it has been apparent for some time now that he is quite the “tool.” One of his many failings could be as Jonah Goldberg sets forth at NRO is/was hismawkishness:”

‘“Even my worst days as attorney general have been better than my father’s best days.”’

One doesn’t want to begrudge Alberto Gonzales a brief, self-indulgent moment of mawkishness as he ignominiously departs the public stage. But one of his main problems was that mawkish self-indulgence was often his defining contribution to the public debate.”

Ultimately he performed his job like a fish out of water.

The Democrats have had a field day with this sweaty palmed seeming milquetoast; just the type of target a bully adores, so they shouldn’t get off too easily either although they do and will receive that free pass from their mendacious msm and Ann Coulter is just what the doctor ordered:

“Right-wingers like me never trusted Gonzales. But watching Hillary Rodham Clinton literally applaud the announcement of Gonzales' resignation on Monday was more than any human being should have to bear. Liberals' hysteria about Gonzales was surpassed only by their hysteria about his predecessor, John Ashcroft. (Also their hysteria about Bush, Rove, Rumsfeld, Cheney, Libby, Rice, Barney and so on. They're very excitable, these Democrats.)

Liberals want to return the office to the glory years of Attorney General Janet Reno!

There is reason to believe Reno is precisely the sort of attorney general that Hillary would nominate, since Reno was widely assumed to be Hillary's pick at the time.”

Reno 911continued…

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