JOHN McKAY….Via ThinkProgress, a Seattle radio host interviewed Alberto Gonzales yesterday and asked the question of the day:
Mr. Attorney General, as a way to defuse this controversy now, why not just come out and tell the American people exactly why these prosecutors were fired? What did they do?
Gonzales refused to answer. Even now, after weeks of controversy, he can’t explain why they were fired. He just repeated his usual mantra: the president can fire anyone he wants, there was nothing improper, and it’s reckless to suggest otherwise.
Seattle’s USA, John McKay, is extremely well thought of locally, and the radio hosts were properly skeptical of Gonzales’s tap dancing. Why, for example, would McKay have been considered for a federal judgeship if he were doing such a lousy job as USA? Gonzales refused to answer that too.