The Knucklehead of the Day award
Today's winner is US Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. He gets the award for the following.
WASHINGTON - Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales said Wednesday it's up to President Bush whether he remains in the administration and said he wants to stay and explain to Congress the circumstances surrounding the firings of eight U.S. attorneys.The firings looks political(there are strong indications of political interference in the case of the NM US Attorney's firing) and Gonzales admits making mistakes. Yesterday another US Attorney quit, but hardly got noticed. If Gonzaales had any backbone, he would have remembered what these people did in 1973 rather than do political hatchet work. Alberto Gonzales seems to value his job over justice, and that makes him today's Knucklehead of the Day.
Amid an escalating political row and calls from some Democrats for his resignation, Gonzales said, "I work for the American people and serve at the pleasure of the president."
"I think you can look at the record of the department in terms of what we've done ... going after child predators, public corruption cases," he said on NBC's "Today" show. "I think our record is outstanding."
Critics charge that the prosecutors were ousted because of political considerations.
Gonzales acknowledged, as he had on Tuesday, that mistakes were made in the handling of the U.S. attorney firings and said he wanted to remain in the job to make things right with Congress.
"I think we've done a good job in managing the department. .. Things are going to happen," he said. "We are going to work with Congress to make sure they know what happened. ... We want to ensure that they have a complete and accurate picture of what happened here."
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