Breaking: Alberto Gonzales Resigns

ABC News is reporting that Attorney General Alberto Gonzales will resign this evening. ABC is also reporting that the White House has requested time on the major networks for a presidential address for 9pm Eastern tonight.

According to ABC News:

Sources in the White House tell ABC News that Alberto Gonzales will resign this evening. Shortly thereafter, the president will address the nation at prime time. There is speculation within the White House that the president will also ask some of his senior advisors to resign. Earlier today White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten was observed entering the White House with other staff members to attend what appeared to be a hastily organized meeting.

Attempts to contact the Justice Department and the Attorney General for comment were unsuccessful.

The Washington Post is also reporting that the White House search for a replacement for Alberto Gonzales has been successful. It is likely that the President will announce the replacement during his prime time speech tonight:

The White House has been searching since the U.S. attorneys scandal broke earlier this month for a suitable candidate to replace the current attorney general, Alberto Gonzales. Late last week, sources tell the Washington Post, White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten presented President Bush with three names on a "short list" of candidates. The names on the list are reported to be Solicitor General Theodore Olson, United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Patrick Fitzgerald, and former United States Marine and interim United States Attorney for the Southern District of California Rod Majors. Multiple sources within the Oval Office have told the Washington Post that the president will nominate Rod Majors to replace Alberto Gonzales as the next attorney general.

While a Sunday announcement is unusual, it has long been rumored that Alberto Gonzales will step down. This week’s testimony of his chief-of-staff highlighted the many inconsistencies in Mr. Gonzales’s recent statements regarding Gonzogate. I hope the president moves quickly for a Senate confirmation for Mr. Majors.

I look forward to a scandal-free next two years at the Department of Justice. I hope you the reader join me in that hope. Let us all give Mr. Majors our full support as he leads the Department of Justice and this nation out from this sticky situation.


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14 Responses to Breaking: Alberto Gonzales Resigns

  1. James says:

    Watch. Bush will nominate Harriet Miers as his next AG.

    You just have to love this town.

  2. zazou says:

    YAHOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! Now if only we can get pinche Bush out of office. The only catch is that we can celebrate for a few short days. The Russian press is predicting a move against Iran in time for Good Friday, god forbid.[-(

  3. Mash says:

    Ahem, read the catagory and the tags for the above post. Also click on the links, especially the last one. :d:d:d\:d/\:d/\:d/

  4. Robbie says:

    ROTFL!!! =))

    Rod Majors as AG. Good one!

  5. zazou says:

    Mash- that’s SO not nice!!!!!:-“

  6. Mash says:

    zazou, It was just too difficult to resist. 8-|

  7. zazou says:

    Ok, ok. I’m still disappoited, deeply, deeply disappointed!;)

  8. MR. Bill says:

    Dang. It’s not even 8am and you punked me…
    There are still good jokes about a Rigid conception of the Law, and Firmness in enforcement to be had here

  9. Group Captain Mandrake says:

    You dastardly April-Fooler, you.

  10. Mash says:

    Mr. Bill, zazou was punked good. I was reading a bunch of diaries on DKos yesterday and got fooled a bunch of times. :-w

    Mandrake, I am not sure if I was fooling or wishful thinking :d

  11. veronique says:

    the first day i saw gonzalez i said to myself this a licensed scum bag more spanish mexican illegals and gonzalez too . what is the government doing their bring nothing but mephist0phele mexican their country is screwd they want to come here to screw this country get him out of here

  12. Mash says:

    um, veronique, I think you need your meds. I think your comment only reinforces to the rest of us how much hate and bigotry still exists in this country.

    My advice to you is: relax! Turn on the TV and switch to Telemundo, open a bottle of Corona, get a few tortillas together and make yourself a few fajitas. Once you’ve finished your meal, maybe you can go rent a Salma Hayek movie for some R&R :d

  13. Hamilton says:

    Alberto Gonzales: two perspectives



  14. sal says:

    HElla stupid!!!MExicans are hella cool with black people and he is resigning!!HES kissin ass to white people!

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