Monday, May 21, 2007

This is a couple of weeks old, but it's a pretty great story, so I'll go ahead and post it anyway. According to former U.S. Attorney John McKay (who does admittedly have an ax to grind), one of Gonzales's first appearances before the assembled U.S. Attorneys was a speech that went like this:

"His first speech to us was a 'you work for the White House' speech," McKay recalled. "'I work for the White House, you work for the White House.'" ...

[McKay] looked around the meeting room and caught the eyes of his colleagues, who gave him looks of surprise at Gonzales' remarks. "We were stunned at what he was saying."
"Stunned," of course, because they'd all watched Gonzales's confirmation hearing a few weeks earlier, during which he'd said this:
And I feel a special obligation, maybe an additional burden coming from the White House to reassure the career people at the department, and to reassure the American people that that I'm not going to politicize the Department of Justice.
That's some good reassury.

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