The Attorney General testified today and expanded his already-impressive national embarassment status. Almost too many moments to choose from. But here's my favorite, and there's more here. Josh Marshall highlights a blatant refusal to answer the committee's questions here. Or just read Andrew Cohen (via Atrios):
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales deserves to be fired for his testimony Tuesday alone; for morphing into Jon Lovitz's famous "pathological liar" character (or maybe just one of the Marx Brothers) as he tried to dodge and duck responsibility before the Senate Judiciary Committee not just for his shameful leadership at Justice but also his shameless role in visiting an ailing John Ashcroft in the hospital to try to strong-arm him into renewing the warrantless surviellance program. Can anyone out there remember a worse, less-inspiring, less confidence-inducing performance on Capitol Hill? I cannot.The point is, if they can't impeach Alberto, or at least try to hold him accountable, they'll never get to Bush/Cheney.
I am running out of words to describe how inept this public servant is and how awful is the message our government sends to the nation and to the world by allowing him to continue to represent us.