I have tried, from time to time, to pretend that this country is just experiencing a “dry spell” in good leadership. I meander and pretend and argue that, much like my sex life, the country has just been very busy the past few years and doesn’t want to be bothered by making a real effort to correct the course. We will just wait and then in 2008, we’ll take care of it then, no big deal.
Then, Alberto Gonzales opens his idiot trap. Now, before anyone jumps to his defense, I’m not going to even entertain the idea that he’s not some kind of pez-dispenser with a dead mink on his head. I’d rather have Joe Arpaio in the AG spot right now than Alberto Gonzales, and I believe that Joe has had people killed.
This is not a unique situation. Gonzales says something incredible, and I mean that in the “not credible” sense of the term, and then a bunch of people jump up and say “He’s not saying what it sounds like he’s saying, he’s just not fooled by the common interpretation of laws.” It makes me want to just cry and not wake up until 2009, absolutely amazing. However, the relatively calm reception of his crazy-man freedom-elimination jabber leaves me vexed almost as much.