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June 13, 2013 - 4:24 pm
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Bored viewers of Fox News may be wondering why former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has been on the last few weeks, saying essentially nothing — except occasionally defending Eric Holder.  Given that the Texas native is now working at Nashville’s Waller law firm representing targets of criminal investigations, perhaps it isn’t surprising he has kind words for the contemptuous and dishonest current attorney general.

The Waller law firm’s webpage doesn’t list any clients for Gonzales, so it is hard to know if his media appearances have brought in any business.

On Fox, Gonzales characterized the criticism of Holder as a “distraction” and said it “just comes with the job.” He should be pointing out what has become clear to rational Americans: that Holder is a liar and has rightfully been found in contempt of Congress.  Gonzales concludes that Holder “can still be effective” and says attacks on Holder can “be totally politically motivated.”

One former Republican Justice Department political appointee tells PJ Media, “These quotes show America what anyone who ever worked with Gonzales has known for years: he is a moron.”

But Gonzales’ boring appearances on Fox go beyond merely helping Eric Holder seem less dishonest and inept; they extend to defending the nasty Prism program.

Gonzales’ defense of Prism on Fox doesn’t surprise congressional staffers familiar with the story of how Gonzales worked to exclude his predecessor, Attorney General John Ashcroft, from the legislative maneuvering behind the laws enabling Prism.

When the Patriot Act was being negotiated in Congress, it wasn’t Attorney General John Ashcroft who captained the effort, it was then-White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales.

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Ritchie The Riveter : "better a rat that sometimes responds to a piper, than a sheep that blindly defends their Progressive shepherds, even as they are about to shear you"

Shear? The shepherds are feasting on mutton.
1 year ago
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It is premature to condemn PRISM. Even though Homeland Security and the TSA are bloated wasteful wrongheaded bureaucracies, there is a chance that PRISM is justified.
1 year ago
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Imagine the NSA to be running communications through their sophisticated software analysis looking for key players in enemy (conservative) organizations. Then picture the IRS as a drone and I think you'll see the danger such a program presents. Even if you are not guilty of anything.
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Gonzalez is a tight cronie of W. Bush. They are elitists that want Mexico, Canada, and America to all operate as one. This is to benefit the wealthy elites of each.
1 year ago
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The fix is in. We are so screwed.
1 year ago
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Can we trust an administration which sic the IRS on its opponents to run the NSA and not abuse its power? Can we trust Holder who fooled a judge for a warrant to obtain journalists' phone records to intimidate them and their sources?

NSA's snooping program may be the best in the world, but can we trust the people who run it? The Dems definitely did not trust Gonzales to run a much milder program in the midst of Bush's War on Terror. Now Obama declared the War was over, yet he still wanted to snoop us. Either he lied about the end of the War, or he's too naïve to fight the war. Can we trust a liar or a simpleton?

Btw, you may not know it. Osama might be dead, but he won the War. He, with the help of Obama, turned us into a police state where conservatives and the president's opponents were targeted by the IRS, the Attorney General could obtain warrants for journalists records for doing their job, the govt paid for and sent illegal guns to a foreign country killing hundreds of their citizens, a scapegoat was sent to prison to cover up a foreign policy debacle, the liar who framed the scapegoat will be the next National Security Advisor overseeing NSA. And we are supposed to trust them.
1 year ago
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let's see, holder & company sold thousands of 'assault weapons' to murderous drug cartels using taxpayer funded stimulus funds, stonewalled rep. issa's investigation by desperately destroying all the evidence he could get his hands on concerning the real reason for the sale. eventually he had to be bailed out by having his boss declare executive privilege. they then completely ignored the hundreds of dead victim's families, including the u.s. border agents killed with the guns. nice guy.

now we have more really important scandals and we are having to call on this known crook to make it all right? it appears that president empty suit must keep him around like a plain jane keeps an ugly girl as a close friend, to have somebody always nearby who on face value, actually looks worse.
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