Yet Another Investigation

YET ANOTHER INVESTIGATION….Apparently Alberto Gonzales is trying to set a record for the number of different things any government official not named Nixon has been under investigation for at the same time:

The Justice Department is investigating whether Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales sought to improperly influence the testimony of a departing senior aide, two of its senior officials said yesterday, adding a new dimension to the troubles already besetting the nation’s chief law enforcement official.

….”It’s remarkable that he’s under investigation and that he’s still attorney general,” said Stephen Gillers, a professor at New York University School of Law. “At some point, it can no longer be done internally. This cannot be done by Gonzales’s subordinates.”

Remarkable? Sure. But Bush doesn’t care. He’s not running for reelection, after all, and at 29% his approval rating can only fall two more points, which is hardly worth worrying about. (Impressively prescient explanation here.) So Gonzales stays.