Gonzales Nomination: A Test Case For Democrats
Ted Rall labels Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales a "pseudointellectual monster" who "possesses one of the most twisted minds the American legal system has ever produced".
If Bush gets his way, the nation's chief law enforcement official will be a man whose warped interpretation of presidential power, contempt for due process and gleeful deconstruction of fundamental human values puts him at odds with every patriotic American.But as Rall notes, Democrats are not likely to obstruct the nomination. Why not? Because Gonzales is a Latino, and Democrats don't want to alienate Latino voters.
This scenario really highlights how #$%*ed up US politics has become:
"This is probably the most meaningful nomination ever for the Latino population," said Brent A. Wilkes of the League of United Latin American Citizens.
A set of strategically placed electrodes might change his point of view.