When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. - Hunter S. Thompson

17 March 2007

Mediocre loyalists

The Economist sums up the flap over Gonzales nicely:

For Mr Bush's critics, both Republicans and Democrats, this tale reinforces two conclusions they drew some time ago. First, Mr Bush is asserting greater executive power, at the expense of other branches of government, than any previous chief executive. And second, the president is too fond of mediocre loyalists such as Mr Gonzales. That said, if he sacks him, he will have a heck of a job getting a replacement confirmed by the Senate.

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