Saturday, April 12

Gonzo Can't Get a Job

After an extra-ordinary duck, bob and weave performance before several sessions of congress last year. Not to mention extremely virilent protests at his various speaking engagements, (Guess who's NOT going to be earning $10 Mil a year for the next ten years?) former White House Counsel and Attorney General Alberto Gonzales can't seem to find himself a JOB. From the NYTimes.

WASHINGTON — Alberto R. Gonzales, like many others recently unemployed, has discovered how difficult it can be to find a new job. Mr. Gonzales, the former attorney general, who was forced to resign last year, has been unable to interest law firms in adding his name to their roster, Washington lawyers and his associates said in recent interviews.

He has, through friends, put out inquiries, they said, and has not found any takers. What makes Mr. Gonzales’s case extraordinary is that former attorneys general, the government’s chief lawyer, are typically highly sought.


I don't know - why would anyone have a problem hiring a guy who tried to make War Crimes Legal? A man who lied about having and innocent man Rendered from JFK airport to Saudi Arabia where he was tortured? Who once said "Upholding the Constitution was a GRAVE THREAT to the U.S."? A man who couldn't even find someone to defend him ON FOX NEWS!

Seriously,

Here's what Brit Hume said about Gonzales as he slunk he way out of the DOJ back door.

Gonzales was a man almost without fans in Washington at the end, because he was never much appreciated or accepted by the conservative base of the Republican party and the conservative activists in Washington. And he certainly wasn’t popular among the Democrats. He was simply a crony. And I don’t mean that word to sound any worse than it is, but that was the case here.


So it seems not even the Conservatives ever really like this rat-fucker.

That seems to explain quite a bit, particulary why Gonzo seems to be headed for the soup line.

The greatest impediment to Mr. Gonzales’s being offered the kind of high-salary job being snagged these days by lesser Justice Department officials, many lawyers agree, is his performance during his last few months in office. In that period, he was openly criticized by lawmakers for being untruthful in his sworn testimony. His conduct is being investigated by the Office of the Inspector General of the Justice Department, which could recommend actions from exonerating him to recommending criminal charges. Friends set up a fund to help pay his legal bills.

Asked about reports that law firms have not taken up feelers from Mr. Gonzales, Robert H. Bork Jr., a corporate communications specialist and his spokesman, said Mr. Gonzales was talking to many people about the next steps in his career. “He is considering his opportunities in law and business,” Mr. Bork said, “but after many years in public service he is considering his options carefully.”

d Mr. Gonzales “looks forward to the conclusion of the department’s inquiries and getting on with his life.”


Those of us who've been paying attention think Gonzales options should start with prison and end with a plea bargin for War Crimes, Obstruction of Justice and violations of the Voting Rights Act -- and he should take plenty of time weighing them.

Like a lifetime.

Couldn't have happened to a bigger dick-head IMO.

Vyan

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