Bush's dilemma: Firing attorneys was illegal unless Bush did it
There is a lot of debate in the comments section of the post about whether the fact that the attorneys were asked to resign makes a difference, and whether Bush can delegate his removal power. I don't understand it.
What certainly seems clear is that Gonzales lied his ass off to Congress, which as I understand it is a crime even when you're not under oath.
And what's this about Gonzales' Chief of Staff not resigning, but instead getting reassigned?
Certainly, I echo the calls for getting rid of Gonzales. I think he is one of the more despicable members of this administration, with his pro-torture views and dictatorial notions of presidential power. But the fundamental problem isn't him. The problem is Bush. And Cheney, of course. But Cheney wouldn't be such a problem if Bush was a decent president. Even if Gonzales and Rove and Cheney go down in flames, what sort of person is going to fill their jobs? I think it's time we get to the heart of the matter and get rid of this president. Everything else is small change.