13 April 2008

The sound of chickens roosting...

Schadenfreude n., enjoyment obtained from the troubles of others:
Alberto R. Gonzales, like many others recently unemployed, has discovered how difficult it can be to find a new job. Mr. Gonzales, the former attorney general, who was forced to resign last year, has been unable to interest law firms in adding his name to their roster, Washington lawyers and his associates said in recent interviews.

A longtime loyalist to George W. Bush dating to their years together in Texas, Mr. Gonzales was once widely viewed as a strong candidate to be the first Hispanic-American nominated one day to the Supreme Court. A graduate of Harvard Law School, he carried an impressive personal story as the child of poor Mexican immigrants.

Despite those credentials, he left office last August with a frayed reputation over his role in the dismissal of several federal prosecutors and the truthfulness of his testimony about a secret eavesdropping program. He has had no full-time job since his resignation, and his principal income has come from giving a handful of talks at colleges and before private business groups.
Too bad, so sad...or not.
"The greatest impediment to Mr. Gonzales’s being offered the kind of high-salary job being snagged these days by lesser Justice Department officials, many lawyers agree, is his performance during his last few months in office. In that period, he was openly criticized by lawmakers for being untruthful in his sworn testimony."
You mean, cultivating a reputation as a shameless liar might make it tough to find work?


Gonzo doesn't have the requisite character to be appointed dog catcher.

Strangely, situations like this are actually what makes me think twice about dismissing El Presidente as the bumbling, rhetorically challenged man-child he so clearly appears to be. Mendacious and ethically crippled though he may be, Gonzales isn't an idiot. You have to wonder what's going on behind the scenes for a man like that to be so blindly loyal to an apparent mouth breather like G-Dubs.

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