Perhaps it says more about my gullibility than anything else, but this WSJ interview with former AG Alberto Gonzales leaves me almost speechless:
“What is it that I did that is so fundamentally wrong, that deserves this kind of response to my service?” he said during an interview Tuesday, offering his most extensive comments since leaving government.
During a lunch meeting two blocks from the White House, where he served under his longtime friend, President George W. Bush, Mr. Gonzales said that “for some reason, I am portrayed as the one who is evil in formulating policies that people disagree with. I consider myself a casualty, one of the many casualties of the war on terror.” (emphasis supplied)
I just . . . I just don’t know.Â Maybe the clue to his problems comes at the very end of the piece:
In one of his final acts before leaving office, Mr. Gonzales denied he was planning to quit, even though he had told the president of his intention to resign. Asked about the misleading comment Tuesday, he said: “At that point, I didn’t care.”
At that point?
Losing a limb in Iraq or Afghanistan. Leaving a last tearful goodbye on a loved one’s voicemail before your flight home slams into the South Tower. Having to testify before Congress and losing a cushy job that pays six figures so you can take another cushy job that pays six figures somewhere else.
…so much tragedy….
Wow, Gonzales the Victim, that is too precious! I read that and thought, “My goodness! I think hear something! Could it be the smallest violin in the world?”
I also loved his take on the hospital intrusion. I am at a loss as to what context would put that in a favorable light. But then maybe this is common practice among Americaâ€™s businesses, and I just have not experienced that at my employers. Why wouldnâ€™t anyone find that perfectly acceptable? Can anyone truly be that dense?
Oh, he is truly G.W.â€™s soul mate! Itâ€™s just swell when two people who are so alike in this world find one another.