President Bush is expected to make a statement about Gonzales at 11:50 a.m. from his ranch in Crawford, Texas, where he has been vacationing. [AGAIN!]
Although Bush had long stood by Gonzales, many members of Congress from both sides of the aisle had called on him to quit after the firing of several U.S. attorneys in 2006.
"Alberto Gonzales was never the right man for this job," said Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday. "He lacked independence, he lacked judgment, and he lacked the spine to say no to Karl Rove." Rove, another longtime Bush official and his top political adviser, also resigned this month.
"This resignation is not the end of the story," Reid warned. "Congress must get to the bottom of this mess and follow the facts where they lead, into the White House."
Attorney General Gonzales resigns, officials say
(CNN, August 27, 2007)
This is shortly after Carl Rove had also resigned. Ahh...I wonder what other legal bogs are pressing this series of resignations? And I wonder what media zoo will ensue once they would like the spotlight off of them? Guess we will wait and see!