It was looking grim there for a while, but it seems that Gonzales is finally gone. I couldn’t imagine how he would have lasted another 17 months until the end. It’s encouraging to start the week with some good news.
Whether this is spin for our benefit or the actual story, it is remarkable how we once again have a prominent Cabinet member trying to resign and we hear that the President didn’t want to accept the resignation. Either Bush really is that stubborn, or this is how he wants to be perceived. It’s quite odd, actually, since Bush suffers the political damage of a member of his Cabinet being forced out by scandal and political pressure, but he doesn’t even reap the reward for making the decision to remove the person in question.