Category Archives: GonzoGate
Texas Tech has hired Alberto Gonzales. From TPM Muckraker:
The press release, which says Gonzales will work as both a recruiter and teach a junior-level course on “contemporary issues in the executive branch,” makes no mention of Gonzo’s involvement in the U.S. attorneys scandal (among other things) or his subsequent resignation. Instead, it ends with, “…and later was appointed Attorney General.”
Specifically, Gonzales will be responsible for “recruiting and retaining first generation and underrepresented students,” and will help plan a leadership training program for minority and first generation students at both Texas Tech and Angelo State University. In addition to his class, he’ll also guest lecture for other courses.
“His own upbringing in Houston as part of a migrant family with eight children makes him qualified to tell underrepresented Texas students that college is possible,” said Kent Hance, chancellor of Texas Tech. “He will help Texas Tech and ASU prepare our students for success and to be future leaders in the State of Texas and beyond.”
Oh sweet Jaysus in a speedo. Gonzo will help prepare students for success? LMFAO!
graphic filched from Kvatch.
Ok, at least squirming on the stand, on trial for breaking the law…any law will do for me when it comes to this fuckwit extraordinaire.
Rachel gives us the latest on Berto.
Photo courtesy of Kvatch.
Curiously, the Justice Department, which at the time was headed by John Ashcroft, officially launched the investigation on September 26, 2003, but Ashcroft waited more than three days before notifying Gonzales and the White House, whose high-level staffers were reported to be responsible for disseminating Wilson’s affiliation with the spy agency to the media just two-and-a-half months earlier.
Gonzales asked the DOJ if he could wait until morning before notifying White House staffers about the probe, thereby delaying the issuance of a directive to preserve emails and other documents related to the leak of Wilson’s undercover status federal investigators would need as part of their investigation.
The DOJ agreed.
But after Gonzales hung up the telephone, he immediately contacted Andrew Card, who was White House chief of staff at the time, and told him about the investigation.
For the entire piece, click the link above. Its a good read, and check out Jason’s new site whilst your there. Frankly, I am not surprised by this information, but I am highly pissed at how cavalier those bastards were at covering their asses.
Update: Graphic created by Kvatch for his now-retired Blognonymous blog. 🙂
Lets start today with one of the clown prince’s of political corruption..Abu Gonzales! Yes Abu has been given award (h/t to Fran) by, of all groups…wait for it..
“Think about Time magazine’s Person of the Year,” Adams said in an interview. “In years past they’ve named people like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin. So we’re not suggesting by these awards that these are the best lawyers in any sense of the word. We are saying they are the most newsworthy — and perhaps also the best.”
Ok, I don’t mind Abu being linked to Hitler or Stalin on second thought..do you?
Next on the hit-list we have..drum roll please..The Justice department! Yes, those wonderful Bushies still in the Justice department have told the CIA folks to sit down and shut the fuck up with regards to the House Intel committee probe into the torture tapes. The Justice Department instructed key CIA officials not to cooperate. Wotta load of hooey! How in the blue hell can you call yourselves the Justice department and work against justice? In a joint statement the head Dem and Repub of the committee issued this zinger:
“Just two days ago, CIA Director Michael Hayden appeared before our Committee to address the CIA’s destruction of videotapes. In that hearing, he committed to providing materials relevant to our investigation. Earlier today, our staff was notified that the Department of Justice has advised CIA not cooperate with our investigation.
“We are stunned that the Justice Department would move to block our investigation. Parallel investigations occur all of the time, and there is no basis upon which the Attorney General can stand in the way of our work.
“We strongly urge General Hayden to comply with our Committee’s bipartisan request to produce documents and to make available John Rizzo and Jose Rodriguez for testimony next week. We will use all the tools available to Congress, including subpoenas, to obtain this information and this testimony.
“It’s clear that there’s more to this story than we have been told, and it is unfortunate that we are being prevented from learning the facts. The Executive Branch can’t be trusted to oversee itself. Congress must conduct its own investigation.”
You can strongly urge all you want gents..they won’t kiss and tell as long as Bush is in office. Sickening no? Read and weep over this tidbit from the TPMmuckraker writeup:
A big part of the story here is how angry the news of the tape destruction has made Hoekstra. Usually the administration can count Hoekstra as an ally. But in a recent interview with TPMm homie Eli Lake of the New York Sun, Hoekstra came this close to straight-up calling Hayden a liar. Michael Mukasey, fresh from pissing off the Senate Judiciary Committee, just threw gasoline on Hoekstra’s fire. This might just become a genuinely bipartisan outrage.
I am going to have another cookie..this justice..or anti-justice shit is making me ill..
The entire story with videos is up at Sirens Chronicles. Check them out. Students boo Berto at the end of his speech, not to mention the two protesters that made it up to the stage in their orange jumpsuits. It was Berto’s first foray into the ‘real world’ since he resigned in disgrace.
Something I can be thankful for tomorrow..students are still giving Gonzo massive crap.. I heart them all! BTW, his fee was culled from the student body as a whole..regardless if they wanted him there or not.