Tuesday :: Mar 27, 2007

Cutting And Running

by Steve

AP photo

Not exactly Profiles In Courage:

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales dashed out of a Chicago news conference this afternoon in just two and a half minutes, ducking questions about how his office gave U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald a subpar rating.
Gonzales, who increasingly faces calls for his resignation, was here to promote a new ad campaign and had planned a 15-minute press availability. He left after taking just three questions over a firing scandal consuming his administration.
Before the press availability, Gonzales hosted a roundtable discussion about safety for children on the Internet. He sat next to Fitzgerald, whom his office had rated as undistinguished, according to a Washington Post report. Fitzgerald earned the feeble rating while he headed an inquiry into the leaking of CIA operative Valerie Plame's identity. Fitzgerald recently won a conviction against Vice President Dick Cheney's top aide, I. Lewis "Scooter" Libby."

I’m sure Alberto headed straight for the Men’s Room and a change of underwear.

Hat tip to Josh Marshall.

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