The testimony of Alberto Gonzales to the Senate Judiciary Committee has demonstrated a new low in the Bush Administration. Among other things, Gonzales' answers have made it clear that he is anything but the "CEO" of the DOJ, as he once tried to argue. The only answer he has given that appears to be his own actual thought is that U.S. Federal Attorney's "serve at the pleasure of the President." Whenever he says that, I believe he has actually had that thought on his own before. Beyond that, every answer from Gonzales has sounded like an answer to an oral exam that he only just crammed for the previous night.
If I had to throw out one word to describe his performance, it would be: stammering.
But within all this, I pulled out a few choice moments where his attempts to not get caught in his own lack of preparation have resulted in statements of accidental spiritual power. Behold! The Tao of Gonzo.
By Nicole Belle — April 19, 2007