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Gonzo's gone

[UPDATE: Reactions below.]

He’s just the tip of the iceberg; the entire administration is corrupt to the core. (AP):

Embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, under fire from congressional Democrats, has resigned, senior Bush administration officials said Monday.

A senior Justice Department official said that a likely temporary replacement for Gonzales is Solicitor General Paul Clement, who would take over until a permanent replacement is found.

Another official, also speaking on grounds of anonymity, said that Gonzales had submitted a resignation letter last Friday. These officials declined to be identified because the formal announcement about Gonzales was still pending.

When shall we expect to see him to receive a Medal of Freedom from Dear Leader?

This weekend there were rumors that master-of-Katrina-disaster Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff would eventually take over for Gonzo, which is simply high comedy. (US News & World Report):

Why Chertoff? Officials say he’s got 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.

Links from Queen Drudge:
REPORT:  Chertoff likely replacement…
Reid: ‘Never the right man for this job’…

Schumer: He’s ‘done the right thing and stepped down’…
Kennedy: ‘I strongly urge President Bush to nominate a new attorney general who will respect our laws’…
Edwards: ‘Better late than never’…

Blunt: ‘I appreciate his hard work in defense of our country’…
Obama:  ‘Gonzales subverted justice to promote a political agenda’…

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