Washington DC - (Subtitle Press): Two leading Senate Judiciary Committee members have warned President Bush to name a new Attorney General who will "stay out of the Justice Department" in a concerted effort to restore it's tarnished honor and reputation.
Senator Partick Leahy and Senator Arlen Spector both stressed the need for the post to be occupied by "somebody who understands the difference between fundamentalist evangelical-fuelled delusional psychosis and a designated foreign policy compliant with the United States' adherence with the rule of law as defined by its obligations in the UN Security Council and its NATO membership".
The move follows Alberto Gonzales's departure from the top Justice job after some three thousand plea-bargain depositions in a swathe of assorted DC corruption probes grassed up virtually every Administration official as having been bribed by Bush's outgoing Attorney General.
Senate Judiciary Committee chair Leahy said he is pissed that the Department of Justice's inspector general has already been briefed to find Gonzales innocent of giving false testimony to Congress while under oath.
"I think the inspector general ought to give Mr Bush some candid, frank, forceful advice on what's constitutional and what's so illegal it makes the US criminal justice system the laughing stock of the entire civilised world."
Senator Specter added that he thought that the president "needed some simple advice early on on the terrorist surveillance system before snooping on every single senior FBI, CIA, NSA, Justice department and Pentagon official to see if they were conspiring to oust him"."