Washington Toast - Alberto Gonzales has finally told a truth before the Senate Judiciary committee causing the bipartisan committee and staff to adjourn to the cloakroom for a beer fest celebration; pizzas delivered by Domino's. Strike up the band, let Ashcroft's eagle roar, hand Bush his cheerleader's megaphone, and Tony Snow can take a two minute breather, Alberto Gonzales swore, under oath, right hand straight up, finger tips toward the ceiling, that his name was indeed: Alberto Gonzales! Woweee. The first undeniable, non-tango, or convoluted truth from the mouth of the top cop. Give the man a Medal of Freedom!
Not too fast, pilgrim. Actually, his fingers had a tiny little curl, maybe caused by early signs of arthritis, or perhaps it was a cryptic signal that the curled fingers indicated he planned to circumvent the truth and add a spoonful of misinformation to protect the White House. No one knows what his toes were doing, but when answering questions, his feet were sliding in a long Antonio Banderas Take The Lead, side-step.
What ever happened to the American Bar Association? Asleep at the bar during the top lawyer's testimony? Snoring even after the head of the FBI disputes the Alberto Gonzales answers. The ABA is suppose to police their own. Are yearly dues collected just spent for Shirley Temples? Didn't the ABA police Bill Clinton for the Oval Office visits by Monica Lewinsky? Wasn't he disbarred? Or is the ABA busy taking tango lessons at the Alberto Gonzales School of Dance. Give the head of the American Bar Association a Medal of Freedom for his silence.
Where is the outrage from Senator Joe Lieberman? Not a word of criticism for the Attorney General making a mockery of truth. Zipped lips from the same Joe who condemned President Clinton from the floor of the Senate for the Monica visits. Joe is also mute about a President who started a war sold on a lie, silencing the truth with pardons, and killed over 4,000 Americans and countless Iraqis. Evidently, the Monica visits provoke more indignation than the tragedy that today is Iraq. Give Joe a Medal of Freedom.
Strike up the band.