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  •  Abu Gonzales (8+ / 0-)

    According to Jane Mayer's article, Gonzales was an empty suit manipulated by Dick Cheney and David Addington's radical agenda:

    Gonzales had more influence, because of his longtime ties to the President, but, as an Administration lawyer put it, “he was an empty suit. He was weak. And he doesn’t know shit about the Geneva Conventions.” Participants in meetings in the White House counsel’s office, in the days immediately after September 11th, have described Gonzales sitting in a wingback chair, asking questions, while Addington sat directly across from him and held forth. “Gonzales would call the meetings,” the former high-ranking lawyer recalled. “But Addington was always the force in the room.” Bruce Fein said that the Bush legal team was strikingly unsophisticated. “There is no one of legal stature, certainly no one like Bork, or Scalia, or Elliot Richardson, or Archibald Cox,” he said. “It’s frightening. No one knows the Constitution—certainly not Cheney.”

    The way to change the country is to win elections.

    by pontificator on Sat Jul 01, 2006 at 03:41:23 PM PDT

    •  It's hard to even imagine (1+ / 0-)
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      that this country has put these people in charge of our once glorious Republic.  Shame on them all.  Shame. Shame.  And here's an idea: read the Constitution.  Thank you for this chilling post.  

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