Friday, May 11, 2007

Making Gonzales Look Good

At the hearing yesterday of the House Judiciary Committee, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales had a moment of shining integrity, thanks to Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wisconsin.

While Gonzales was being questioned about political interference into Justice Department investigations, Sensenbrenner detoured to ask him about the pending inquiry into charges against a Democrat.

The colloquy, as reported by CNN:

“Sensenbrenner...asked why there had been no new developments in the federal bribery probe of Rep. William Jefferson, D-Louisiana.

"’I cannot talk about that,’ Gonzales replied.

"’Well, everyone is talking about it except you,’ Sensenbrenner shot back. ‘This is kind of embarrassing.’

“The questioning quickly turned back to the fired prosecutors.”

If that seems like setting up Gonzales to look good, it might help to remember that Sensenbrenner ranks No. 2 on the Rolling Stone list of Ten Worst Congressmen and leads all others in accepting free trips from lobbyists.

The man does not play games with questions of integrity.

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