AUGUST 28 2007

1. President Bush needs to choose a new attorney general of
unquestioned integrity who would work to make the department
worthy of its name again — and provide the mandate to do it.
Congress needs to continue to investigate the many scandals Mr.
Gonzales leaves behind.
2. Loyalty Ends in Disaster:...even the most aggressive ... presidents
and their handpicked attorneys general have recognized limits to how
far they could go in injecting partisan politics into the department's
work.
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The House Lawyer Departs
Editorial New York Times

....It was just that kind of craven politics — the desire to co-opt the
power of the government to win elections — that was the driving
force in Mr. Gonzales’s Justice Department. Dedicated and capable
United States attorneys were fired for insisting on doing their jobs
with integrity — for refusing to put people in jail, or shield them from
prosecution, simply to help Republicans win elections. Lawyers were
hired for nonpolitical jobs based on party enrollment and campaign
contributions, and top members of Mr. Gonzales’s staff attended pre-
election political briefings at the White House led by Karl Rove and
his aides

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OPINIONS: Loyalty ends in disaster
U.S. Justice pays for Gonzales' respect to Bush
By Jay Bookman The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Alberto Gonzales, who announced his resignation Monday as
attorney general, will be remembered as a public official of limited
competence and small intellect who tried to compensate for those
failings through unlimited personal loyalty to President Bush....even
the most aggressive of those presidents and their handpicked
attorneys general have recognized limits to how far they could go in
injecting partisan politics into the department's work. Only the Bush
administration has attempted such a broad assault on the
department's core integrity; only under Gonzales was such an
assault tolerated.

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