May 16, 2007

Gonzo And The Wolf: The Bitter End

A great quote from Paul Wolfowitz:
"If they fuck with me or Shaha, I have enough on them to fuck them too."
The fucking seems to be pretty one-sided at the moment. Even the White House is backing away from Wolfie:
A senior White House official tells ABC News that "all options are on the table" regarding Paul Wolfowitz's future and that "it is an open question" whether he should should remain as president of the World Bank.
Meanwhile Gonzales Throws McNulty Under The Bus:
Despite having delegated the task of putting together the list of fired U.S. attorneys to his chief of staff Kyle Sampson, Gonzales claimed that “the one person I would care about would be the views of the Deputy Attorney General. … At end of the day, my understanding was that Mr. Sampson’s recommendations reflected the consensus view of the senior leadership of the Department — in particular the Deputy Attorney General.”

When asked why two inexperienced staffers — Sampson and Monica Goodling — were given prominent roles in the firing process, Gonzales responded, “Well again you have to remember at the end of the day, the recommendations reflected the views of the Deputy Attorney General. He signed off on the names and he would know better than anyone else.”
McNulty has now resigned (Gonzo said he wasn't a "top aide" anyway) but Gonzales, who has now missed a deadline to turn over emails from Karl Rove, is still in trouble. More dirt here.


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