Those of us who follow political corruption would have expected Alberto Gonzales’ public behavior to come from a man with close relationships to the Ku Klux Khan, the Aryan Nation, and the extreme right. Of course, the human contradiction that Alberto Gonzales publicly portrays is extreme enough to keep psychologists analyzing him for the next 20 years. The self-hatred (self-loathing) that must brew within him must be truly agonizing when he wakes up in the morning and looks in the mirror and realizes he isn’t Albert Gaines or Bert Sales. I am sure if Congressman Henry B. Gonzalez (District 20,
Thankfully, today Alberto (aka Fredo or Gonzo) Gonzales has resigned his position as the current architect of the police state being constructed by the Bush Cheney administration. He has authorized criminal behavior as White House counsel and has refused to prosecute that same criminal behavior as Attorney General. He has created and navigated legal avenues for Bush Cheney and their administrations to use torture and indefinite detention based on innuendo and suspicion and now as attorney general, he refused to investigate those programs despite Congressional inquiries in these matters.
Gonzales’ objectivity as far back as George W. Bush’s DUI arrest record, the Texas Clemency and Execution Memos, the Texas Youth Commission scandal, the Warrantless NSA Domestic Eavesdropping Program, the denial of right to Habeas Corpus in the U.S. Constitution, the FBI domestic abuses, and the Dismissal of U.S. Attorneys reveal a man completely committed to the erosion of the civil liberties protections that activists in the 60s fought to preserve. The rule of law seems to be a line that Alberto Gonzales is truly committed to blurring. This man could not have resigned soon enough, but all the repercussions of his actions will certainly be felt in the years to come.