Tuesday :: Jul 10, 2007

He Lied Again

by Steve

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Alberto lied about something else. Gee, go figure.

As he sought to renew the USA Patriot Act two years ago, Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales assured lawmakers that the FBI had not abused its potent new terrorism-fighting powers. "There has not been one verified case of civil liberties abuse," Gonzales told senators on April 27, 2005.
Six days earlier, the FBI sent Gonzales a copy of a report that said its agents had obtained personal information that they were not entitled to have. It was one of at least half a dozen reports of legal or procedural violations that Gonzales received in the three months before he made his statement to the Senate intelligence committee, according to internal FBI documents released under the Freedom of Information Act.

So Gonzales lied to Congress in order to get the Patriot Act renewed. And yet not a single GOP supporter of his will drop their support of him, because they have no problem with a Republican lying to their faces when the same behavior by a Democrat would lead to calls for impeachment or censure at the least. Wake me when Orrin Hatch gets up on the floor of the Senate and calls for Gonzales to leave office, when he routinely blasted Janet Reno for far less.

The Rule of Law party doesn’t concern itself with quaint notions like integrity and consistency.

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