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A LITTLE ASIDE FROM JOHN: I think the Republicans in Congress just got Sista Souljah'd by Gonzales and the White house. "If those horribly corrupt congressmen make us give up our investigation of them, we're gonna quit because we're such a principled administration." And then watch Bush's approval ratings rise. Denny Hastert, you just got thrown to the wolves in order to save Bush.


There's trouble in paradise. Congress finally woke up to the abuse of power by the Bush administration. Course, they only woke up after it happened to them. But, Gonzales is not backing down. He is absolutely committed to the power grab. So much so that he was supposedly willing to quit if Bush backed down:

Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales and senior officials and career prosecutors at the Justice Department told associates this week that they were prepared to quit if the White House directed them to relinquish evidence seized in a bitterly disputed search of a House member's office, government officials said Friday.

Mr. Gonzales was joined in raising the possibility of resignation by the deputy attorney general, Paul J. McNulty, the officials said. Mr. Gonzales and Mr. McNulty told associates that they had an obligation to protect evidence in a criminal case and would be unwilling to carry out any White House order to return the material to Congress.

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