Monday, August 27, 2007

Adios Alberto

By Edward Copeland

It's just breaking now, but The New York Times is reporting that Alberto Gonzales is finally resigning:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.

Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch near here.


Needless to say, there's already been a lot of reaction in the blogosphere to Gonzo's resignation. You can find much of it at Memeorandum. And there will, of course, be much more to come. Check back there for more as the day goes on.

See Think Progress, with updates.

CNN is reporting that Bush will make a statement from Crawford at 11:50 am ET.

A few recommended posts: The Carpetbagger Report, The Moderate Voice, Shakesville, and Balkinization.

Who will replace Gonzo? Will it be Chertoff (for more on that, see here)? Michelle Malkin, exhibiting not only her own but the right's more general insanity, suggests that the person most qualified for the job is... (drum roll)... John Ashcroft.

For a far more sane response from the right, see Ed Morrissey.


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