Gonzales Controversial?

January 7, 2005

This will be a very short post, but I just couldn’t resist commenting on ABC Peter Jennings’ statement on ABC’s World News Tonight:

President Bush’s choice for attorney general faced some tough questions today at his confirmation hearing in the Senate. Alberto Gonzalez, who has been White House counsel, is a controversial nominee. Democrats on the Judiciary Committee focused immediately on his role on developing policy which many critics of the administration believed led to the torture of prisoners at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba and Abu Ghraib in Iraq.

This is liberal pablum and myth from a pseudo-sophisticated, pompous Old Media elitist and frankly I’m tired of them peddling such lies. Tell me what in the world is controversial about Alberto Gonzales other than: 1) He is a close confidante of President Bush, and 2) The Left has manufactured a torture memo scandal designed to discredit him and the Bush administration. If these scofflaws can make Mr. Gonzales controversial they could make Mr. Rogers seem offensive. The only thing qualification necessary to be deemed a right-wing extremist in the eyes of the Left these days is that you don’t subscribe to Michael Moore’s newsletter — assuming he has one.