PURGEGATE UPDATE….This morning a friend asked if I was willing to predict that Alberto Gonzales was toast. I replied: “I figure all it’s going to take is one more damaging email to send him packing. But of course, I don’t know if such a thing will pop up.”

But the odds were with me, weren’t they? Within a couple of hours we got this from ABC News:

New unreleased e-mails from top administration officials show that the idea of firing all 93 U.S. attorneys was raised by White House adviser Karl Rove in early January 2005, indicating Rove was more involved in the plan than the White House previously acknowledged.

….Two independent sources in a position to know have described the contents of the e-mail exchange, which could be released as early as Friday. They put Rove at the epicenter of the imbroglio and raise questions about Gonzales’ explanations of the matter.

….The latest e-mails show that Gonzales and Rove were both involved in the discussion, and neither rejected it out of hand.

It’s a twofer! Both Gonzales and Karl Rove are implicated! I suppose, as usual, that Rove will survive, but Gonzales looks like a deader.

However, I sort of hope he hangs on a little while longer. Better to keep this scandal going for another few weeks, don’t you think?

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