Breaking: Gonzo Has Resigned

Or will resign. Or something.

"Embattled U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales intends to resign, senior administration officials told CNN Monday."

More info as I get it.

UPDATE: It's official. Liarliar McPantsonfire has indeed resigned.

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.

Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not announced immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch.
WTF? It's like an unwritten rule of the Bush administration that every major news story has to involve one complete mindfuck of a nonsequitor with regard to how Bush behaved during its unfolding.

The official who disclosed the resignation today said that the decision was Mr. Gonzales’s and that the president accepted it grudgingly.
Tammy Wynette has nothing on George Bush.

Anyway... As Space Cowboy pointed out in comments, this news began as a rumor last Friday, into which was folded the additional rumor that Chertoff would be Gonzo's replacement, the idea being that Skeletor has "fans on Capitol Hill, is untouched by the Justice prosecutor scandal, and has more experience than Gonzales did, having served as a federal judge and assistant attorney general."

A commenter at Drum's place discussing the rumor over the weekend pretty much nailed it with: "I think the bottom line of this true-or-not rumor is the pool of talent Bush can turn to is getting very, very small." Exactly.

In any case, word is that Bush will not leave the AG spot open for long, so I imagine we'll find out what cronied-up turd will be the new sheriff sooner rather than later.

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