It looks like they either make a stand now, or never. I don't think they will drop Gonzales unless they are also prepared to abandon the whole strategy. But as the Carpetbagger suggests, the longer Bush holds onto Gonzo, the bigger the scandal will get. And there is a whole lot of buried shit to be examined.
Bloggers are now frantically scrambling through a mess of document dumps searching for incirminating emails, and an 18 day "hole" has emerged.
Meanwhile, Joseph Hughes at TPM reveals that just about nobody in the highest levels of the Bush White House actually uses email.
While the endgame of this saga is far from decided, what is already apparent is that a vital facet of the story - the administration's seeming unwillingness to comply with both the law and a fundamental cornerstone of our American system - is in danger of being lost in the shuffle of the overarching stampede. And, if we can no longer expect our government's top officials - including the top official, the president - to obey the law and adhere to the bedrock standard of open government, then the questions about whether or not we still live in a democracy are no longer so far-fetched.