Mar 30 2007

Gonzales Ain’t Leaving

Published by at 11:29 am under 2008 Elections,All General Discussions

The Bush administration, showing more spine and resolve and foresight than all the conservatives who called for a sacrificial lamb to appease the Democrat Congressional and media witchhunters, is standing firm with Gonzales. As they should. Let the Dems waste what little political capitol and America’s patience they have left on this matter. Nothing shows the uselessness of a Democrat controlled anything than a wasteful, wrong headed witch hunt. And nothing shows the total lack of value to America of the lame news media than harping on the witchhunt. Want to beat a liberal? Let them talk.

16 responses so far

16 Responses to “Gonzales Ain’t Leaving”

  1. kathie says:

    What the Bush team needs is a WAR ROOM.

  2. Soothsayer says:

    What the Bush teams needs is XANAX. And AJ, are you saying that the statement:

    The White House believes embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales can survive the uproar over the firing of eight federal prosecutors

    is some kind of endorsement of Gonzales?

    Allow me to correct your headline to:

    Gonzales Ain’t Leaving Voluntarily

    Alberto is definitely going, its only a matter of when and now. He is scheduled to testify on April 17. I predict he will not be the Attorney General by that date.

  3. AJStrata says:


    There are no quotes around ‘believe’ which means that is the view of the reporter…

    Speaking of malfunctioning brain cells due to drug use……

  4. Carol_Herman says:

    “Spine,” to you. Jimmy Carter, to me.

    It’s just a shame that it wasn’t noticed WAY earlier! AG Gonzales is a DOG.

    Later on, when Bush’s mishandling of the presidency is tallied up, you’ll see that Bush’s propensity to surround himself with lackluster dogs; as long as they meet affirmative action “requirements.” Is sort’of like seeing the White House having a Disney type “requirement” in place. Or? You can’t get on the ride!

    Bush won’t win.

    Heck, he’s actually managed to make so many of the GOP’s “likely” voters UNHAPPY; that he’s doing what people assumed was only Jimmy Carter’s weak tricks.

    NOPE. Just a bunch of “empty suits.”

    Why are the donks attacking? Hello. This is politics!

    By the way, as much as I loathe the mad man in Iran, I do notice he’s more adept at handling headlines than anything walking around in the white house even conceives!


    It took the nut in Iran, and his hostage grabbing tactics, that has forced out into the open the empty suit in Tony Blair. The lack of any coordinated attempts at solving Iraq’s problems, to boot. (Since, IN Iraq, Maliki counts on the nut-job from Iran, to HURT THE SAUDI’s!)

    Imagine this: WE COULD HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT HOSTAGE TAKING! But then? Condi would have been fired long ago. Better people would have taken over the Executive Branch.

    And, we wouldn’t be talking about Bush’s loyalty to POTTED PLANTS!

    Personally? I don’t see the bad news on the table as you folks seem to do.

    I think the Saudis came up with a “dead letter” in Riyadh. I think Condi is way over her head. And, I think Olmert purposely keeps the waters muddied. Until?

    Well, it seems all elected officials get to have “their last day in office.”

    Bush’s? January 20, 2009.

    Olmert’s? Any day, now. With at least a good call that it will be BEFORE January 20, 2009.

    Tony Blair? He’s still there?

    Turns out a bunch of monkeys are running the affairs of countries. While the real engine is in our technologies. And, private parts.

    I’ll also bet that Dubya doesn’t have a clue.

    Doesn’t mean he’s nice to be around, though.

    Given how Sampson just lifted the curtain up, enough, that you can see how angry he got, working for an incompetent boss, like AG Gonzales. Who also works for an incompetent boss.

    Two more years. Just like 1978. All over, again.

  5. Soothsayer says:

    that is the view of the reporter…

    So you trumpet the Bush Administration is standing firm based on the view of a reporter? Whassup wi’ dat, homes?

  6. roonent1 says:


    At one time I enjoyed reading your posts but not anymore. You now post nonsense and same type of propaganda as the leftists you despise, like soothie. You two have much in common but dislike each others ideaology.

    If you think GW is like Carter and not the strong principled leader I and most conservatives see him as, you are sadly wrong and way off base. What caused your transformation, I do not know and no longer care because I do not lsiten to people who give fuel to our domestic enemies, the democratic party. They have become the nemy of our friends and the friends of our enemy and your type of rhetoric only assists them. From other posts I have seen by AJ’s regulars of you in the past few months, I would say my view is not wrong.

  7. AJStrata says:

    LOL! Soothie, would you like me to bow out so you can finish your argument with yourself?

    Clearly Gonzales ain’t leaving – which is the gist of the story. You, my poor friend, are the one that latched onto one word.

    Let me know which one of you two wins!

  8. Soothsayer says:

    Gonzales is gone before April 17. Take it to the bank.

  9. DubiousD says:

    “Gonzales is gone before April 17. Take it to the bank.”

    This from the guy who on these boards predicted Iran would release the British sailors yesterday at the latest.

  10. Terrye says:

    The only way Gonzales will leave is if Bush can replace with someone the Democrats hate more during the Easter break.

    But I don’t think that will happen. Because this whole socalled scandal is a waste of time. There is no crime here and the fact that the Democrats want to call attention to the fact that a US Attorney had the audacity to look into ACORN or some such nonsense is not going to help them in the long run.

    I wonder, why is it we are not hearing about Feinstein giving no bid contracts to her husband’s companies? And why is it Leahy did not lose office after outing a CIA agent years ago? And why is it that Clinton can not only fire 93 US Attorneys, one of whom was working on Whitewater and several thereafter without so much as a kiss my butt?

    Sooner or later people are going to wonder about these things.

    And Carol started going psycho over Bush when Rumsfeld hit the road.

  11. owl says:

    Later on, when Bush’s mishandling of the presidency is tallied up, you’ll see that Bush’s propensity to surround himself with lackluster dogs; as long as they meet affirmative action “requirements.”

    Pure BS. Bush has done more than any who went before because of the ‘world odds’ against him. And the New Sainted Republicans that have decided that since he could not cure the world OR their pet issues by himself…. they will now label him Mr Incompetent. Get in line…..France and the UN, representing the rest of the world against us, already spent years doing that.

    Mac has up a post quoting Rush and he nailed it on Gonzales. If anyone could manage to get Rush’s message to Congress? You can not put out these fires (MSM) without the right tools. It is NOT Bush…..the tools are sitting in the Senate and House. Rush gets it.

  12. Terrye says:

    Well Gonzales is not a politician, Ascroft was. And Bush has run one of the cleanest governments in recent history. I know sooth won’t believe that but all you have to do is tally up the number of indictments and convictions.

  13. ivehadit says:

    It’s a good thing I didn’t take it to the bank last week per soothie’s advice….

    “Gonzales won’t last out the month – let alone the end of the term. Yesterday, the Justice Department released 2,000+ e-mails regarding the US attorney replacements – that’s 250 pages of e-mails for each US attorney replaced – but “there weren’t any replcements made for political purposes.” Yeah – right – and Karl Rove’s job in the West Wing is to provide pastoral ministry.
    They’ve already caught the guy lying to Congress under oath. By the time they’re finished with Gonzales he’ll be the most proscuted Attorney General since John Mitchell. ”
    Left by Soothsayer on March 20th, 2007

    I guess he’ll/she’ll just keep extending the date until January, 20thish, 2009…:)

    And I can’t find one thing illegal about what the Justice Dept. has done, can any of you? Soothie, keep your Huffie fantasies to yourself. This thread is for the adults…who care about facts and the truth.

  14. sbd says:

    I hate to say this, but I now agree, the Attorney General will be gone, probably along with a lot of others involved in a cover up at ICE.

    What’s really going on at the DOJ and in particular how is U.S. Attorney Sutton involved in the firings? What you are about to read is shocking and could bring down top officials in this administration. Did two border patrol agents go to jail for messing with the wrong drug smuggler?? What did that drug smuggler know about a cover up regarding the mass murder that took place in Juarez Mexico? Just a few of the questions that need to be answered.

    Think of Bush as the king, Rove as his queen and Gonzales as the bishop of DOJ. Sutton is one of the rooks aspiring to a higher rank; then add Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty as a knight, and Director of the Executive Office for U.S. Attorneys (EOUSA) Michael Battle as yet another rook with higher aspirations.

    Now, in this struggle for power on their side of the chessboard, Sutton, McNulty and Battle all have a common starting place. Each served (or in the cases of Sutton, still serves) as a U.S. Attorney — Battle as U.S. Attorney for the Western District of New York from 2002 to May 2005, when he was named director of the EOUSA; McNulty served as United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia from 2001 to March 2006, when he was named Deputy Attorney General.

    Gonzales, as you recall, moved from his White House Counsel post to Attorney General in February 2005. So it appears Battle and McNulty moved into high-power DOJ insider roles in tandem with Gonzales’ assent to the reigns of power at the department. That alone proves nothing, but there is more to this board.

    The EOUSA’s mission is to provide the 93 U.S. Attorneys with administrative, policy development and operational support and oversight. Another key role of the EOUSA is to provide the 17-member AGAC with assistance and support. And the AGAC, whose members are hand-picked by the Attorney General, plays a major role in determining policies and programs for the DOJ.

    So the AGAC is the board where these pieces all come together — Gonzales, McNulty, Sutton and Battle — over the very issue of U.S. Attorney policies and programs.

    And to further cement the connections, Battle, McNulty and Sutton all serve or served on the AGAC. In fact, McNulty was appointed chairman of the committee in May 2005 at the same time Sutton was appointed vice chairman. Sutton was then named by Gonzales to replace McNulty as chair of the committee in March 2006 — and Sutton still holds that position.

    Former DEA supervisor’s letter opens new door on House of Death
    By Bill Conroy,
    Posted on Wed Mar 23rd, 2005 at 02:34:12 AM EST

    Narco News has uncovered a well-kept secret through a recent Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

    Following is the list of government agencies who don’t want you to know this secret, and which have to date, to one degree or another, contributed to keeping it covered up: The U.S. Attorney’s Office in San Antonio, the DEA, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and at least two agencies charged with investigating corruption in federal law enforcement — the U.S. Office of Special Counsel and the Justice Department’s Office of Inspector General.

    Read this memo!

    Following the release of the memo, the journalist was paid a visit.

    [Ron] Tonkin [a former assistant U.S. prosecutor and Conroy’s attorney] and Conrad speculated that the visits were “payback” for Conroy’s stories that were embarrassing to U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas Johnny Sutton. On April 1, Conroy reported on an alleged cover-up regarding ICE agents who were reportedly protecting a criminal informant accused of multiple drug-related murders in Ciudad Juárez. The case fell under Sutton’s jurisdiction.

    … This case goes far beyond that. Agents of our government worked with, paid and recorded a serial murderer who repeatedly tortured and slaughtered people with the knowledge of high-level DOJ and DHS officials. The 30-year DEA agent in charge of the El Paso office who complained about this and brought it to light was threatened and then fired. The independent reporter who reported on it was harassed, intimidated and threatened by agents who, with pure malice, went to his boss in an unrelated job in order to disclose information about him that they thought would be damaging, if not get him fired — all done to force the reporter to disclose his sources.

    This is lawless, thug behavior of the most extreme type. And it resulted in the deaths of numerous people, including the brutal torture and murder of a completely innocent life-long resident of the United States (and husband and father of three), and at least 12 Mexicans, including at least some who were completely innocent of wrongdoing. Homeland Security’s conduct also came close to resulting in the slaughter of a DEA agent and his wife and daughters. And those who objected and tried to bring all of this to light were threatened, intimidated and punished.

    And all of it was done with the knowledge and consent of very high-ranking Homeland Security and Justice Department officials — possibly including the Attorney General and others — with at least the partial intent to protect a close associate of the President and Alberto Gonzales, an individual who continues to serve as a U.S. Attorney today. And the still-serving DEA administration herself appears to have actively sought to punish the DEA whistleblower.

    Iglesias, David one of the U.S. Attorneys who was fired sent an email to all US Attorneys.
    Here’s part of that email.

    I’ll never forget going to Colombia and Mexico with Johnny Sutton, Paul Charlton and the late great Mike Shelby. I’ll never forget visiting drug cartel lord Pablo Escobar’s home in Medellin and realizing America saved Colombia from becoming the world’s first “narcocracy.”

    Regarding the Border Patrol Agents that sit in jail.

    It would be important to the case to know how the drug smuggler’s mother knew the mother-in-law of a Border Patrol agent, and whether or not she or her son-in-law had any personal ties to the drug runner. You would think that both the Border Patrol and the DEA would have wanted to tap their telephones to see who Aldrete-Davila and Sanchez were talking to on both sides of the border.

    (Note: During the trial, the connection between Rene Sanchez and Aldrete-Davila confused the Ramos family, and “we questioned how an agent from Arizona would know or want to defend a drug smuggler from Mexico,” said Monica Ramos.)

    Furthermore, Aldrete-Davila was given a green card AND a car, at American taxpayer expense, so that he could drive back and forth between Mexico. Aldrete-Davila later broke his immunity agreement in October 2005, when officers say he attempted to smuggle 1,000 pounds of marijuana into America, while driving this tax-payer funded vehicle! U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton further extended immunity to this additional felony and sealed the indictment from jurors. Aldrete-Davila’s arrest record was expunged, and a gag order was issued. The jury was not informed of the second smuggling arrest, and Sutton issued a public statement that Aldrete-Davila was “never arrested” on drug charges.

    House of Death Archive

    Questions??? Me too!!


  15. AJStrata says:


    This sounds a lot like liberal propaganda on par with Bush authorizing 9-11. The truth is we have agents undercover in regions dealing with drug smuggling and in this case you might find the man at the center of some of this is someone with an artificial record. Who knows. Interesting to see what comes of it – but it sounds too bizarre to be true.

  16. sbd says:

    House of Death Timeline
    By Fred Lucas Staff Writer
    February 28, 2007

    ( – This is a timeline of the key events in the U.S. multi-agency operation launched against a major narcotics cartel in Juarez, Mexico