Former Deputy Attorney General James Comey testified yesterday on Capitol Hill that Alberto Gonzalez, then the White House Counsel, pressured a bed-ridden John Ashcroft to approve the now-infamous warrantless wiretapping program.
Ashcroft was Attorney General at the time, but had ceded responsibilities to Comey. Comey and the FBI director went to the hospital to protect Ashcroft from Gonzalez.
It's hard for me to feel sorry for the priggish trampler of civil rights Ashcroft. I certainly never thought anyone would make him look good, but Gonzalez makes him look like frigging Alexander Hamilton.
In related news, Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagel became the fifth Republican Senator to call on Gonzalez to resign.
Since we have not seen any evidence of it, it's unlikely G Dub 43 will do the right thing and can Gonzalez.
Thanks to Flickr member Daquella manera for today's image.