The Gonzales resignation watch continues, and we move one step closer to his departure with the admission that ‘mistakes’ were made:
Under criticism from lawmakers of both parties for the dismissals of federal prosecutors, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales insisted Tuesday that he would not resign but said, “I acknowledge that mistakes were made here.”
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales acknowledged during a news conference at the Justice Department today that “mistakes were made.”
The mea culpa came as Congressional Democrats, who are investigating whether the White House was meddling in Justice Department affairs for political reasons, demanded that President Bush and his chief political adviser, Karl Rove, explain their roles in the dismissals.
With Mr. Bush traveling in Mexico, the White House insisted that the president’s role had been minimal and laid the blame primarily on Harriet E. Miers, who was White House counsel when the prosecutors lost their jobs and who stepped down in January.
Harriet Meiers? But Hugh Hewitt says she is the best attorney since Abe Lincoln and should be a Supreme Court Justice!
At any rate, the inevitable bleed has started. Pretty soon Gonzales will have to resign so ‘the administration can put this behind them and get to work making Americans secure’ or some such nonsense.
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I am linking this solely for the awesomeness of the title. How many WaPo readers will get a reference to a 30 year old LP? Or is this a reference to something else, and I am showing my cultural ignorance by attributing it to Styx?