Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Gonzales Senior Counselor pleads the 5th

Drip, drip, drip...the Gonzales scandal continues to unfold (via Sullivan):

The senior counselor to Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales will refuse to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee in the unfolding U.S. attorneys scandal, invoking her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination, her attorneys said today.

Monica M. Goodling -- who is on an indefinite leave of absence from Gonzales's office -- also alleges in a sworn declaration that a "senior Department of Justice official" has admitted he was "not entirely candid" in his Senate testimony and has blamed Goodling and others for not fully briefing him.

In a way, all the Republican lies, stonewalling, and delay tactics are just making it worse by prolonging the scandal. I think Machiavelli said that if you have good news or favors to give people, dribble them out a bit at a time, but if you have bad news or people you have to punish, do it all at once.


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