NOBODY LOVES ALBERTO….The New York Times summarizes the Sunday chat shows:
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales faced a weakening of Congressional support over the weekend, as Republican lawmakers joined Democrats in questioning his credibility….Not one of nine senators of both parties appearing on television news programs today offered unqualified support. Even Mr. Gonzales’s strongest defenders, like Senator Orrin G. Hatch, a conservative Republican of Utah, expressed doubts about the Justice Department’s handling of the matter, even while saying the attorney general deserved a full hearing.
This isn’t a surprise. Scandals have a certain rhythm, and in this one it’s pretty clear that there’s more — maybe much more — to come. These guys have been around Washington long enough to sense that another shoe is almost certain to drop, and when it does they don’t want to be caught looking like an idiot still defending Gonzales.