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Dems push for Gonzales no confidence vote

With Wolfowitz out the door, the question in my mind is, what about Fredo? How many more days does he have? The President clearly intends to extend his own stay in fantasy land with the latest statement from the White House: "The attorney general has the full confidence of the president."

Really? That's funny, because, well, no one else is riding that train anymore. Yesterday, Senator Norm Coleman (R-MN) called for the attorney general's resignation, joining Hagel (R-NE), McCain (R-AZ), Sununu (R-NH), Coburn (R-OK), and basically every Democrat in the Senate. More Republican defections are sure to come, after this week's revelations from James Coomey on attempts by the White House, spearheaded by then White House counsel Gonzales, to get an ailing Ashcroft to sign off on domestic surveillance (which even Ashcroft wouldn't do). Not to mention what is sure to be damning testimony from Monica Goodling next week.

Yesterday, Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced they plan to seek a no confidence vote in Gonzales next week. It shouldn't be difficult for them to scare up 10 Republicans to make it a 60+ vote in favor of no confidence.

That's a good step, but relatively toothless. In my opinion, the Democrats in Congress need to start impeachment proceedings against Gonzales. The constitution gives them the power, and Gonzales has committed crime after crime, including lying to Congress, justifying it. Then again, so has the president and the vice-president.

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