Fighting Gonzales One Joke at a Time
It's interesting to see Alberto Gonzales acting so humble and polite. Where is the sniveling little rodent who appeared before Congress a few months back essentially to claim that laws were mere suggestions that King Bush would follow if he so desired. There was also that one convoluted take on rights in the Constitution. Remember that exchange?
GONZALES: The fact that the Constitution — again, there is no express grant of habeas in the Constitution. There is a prohibition against taking it away. But it’s never been the case, and I’m not a Supreme —
SPECTER: Now, wait a minute. Wait a minute. The constitution says you can’t take it away, except in the case of rebellion or invasion. Doesn’t that mean you have the right of habeas corpus, unless there is an invasion or rebellion?
GONZALES: I meant by that comment, the Constitution doesn’t say, “Every individual in the United States or every citizen is hereby granted or assured the right to habeas.” It doesn’t say that. It simply says the right of habeas corpus shall not be suspended except by —
SPECTER: You may be treading on your interdiction and violating common sense, Mr. Attorney General.
Sigh. So stupid and yet so dangerous. If Gonzales is teetering on the brink, rest assured that the Portland Freelancer is trying my best to help push him over. My joke last night suggested he was planning to move the Justice Department to Dubai.
It's time to turn on the old television and see if any of my jokes land in our national debate again tonight. Gonzales is the worst official in the long ugly history of the Bush administration especially if you don't count Bush, Cheney, Condi, Rumsfeld, and a few dozen others. Actually, this guy is especially creepy. Using the criminal justice system to go after political opponents, takes us right to the level of a corrupt third world dictatorship. Oh well, it only hurts when they don't laugh.