Do you have to prepare to tell the truth?
Apparently, the answer is yes if you are Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.
At a recent "prep" for a prospective Sunday talk-show interview, Gonzales's performance was so poor that top aides scrapped any live appearances. During the March 23 session in the A.G.'s conference room, Gonzales was grilled by a team of top aides and advisers — including former Republican National Committee chair Ed Gillespie and former White House lawyer Tim Flanigan — about what he knew about the plan to fire seven U.S. attorneys last fall. But Gonzales kept contradicting himself and "getting his timeline confused," said one participant who asked not to be identified talking about a private meeting. His advisers finally got "exasperated" with him, the source added. "He's not ready," Tasia Scolinos, Gonzales's public-affairs chief, told the A.G.'s top aides after the session was over, said the source.Kevin Drum of the Washington Monthly:
Everyone prepares for congressional testimony, but this is ridiculous. If Gonzales was planning to simply tell the truth, he wouldn't "keep contradicting himself" in practice sessions and he wouldn't need to bring his schedule to a standstill in order to figure out what he's planning to say. He'd just review the appropriate documents to make sure he had his dates straight and then tell Congress what happened.Indeed.
Obviously, though, that's not quite what he's planning to do, is it?
The reason Attorney General Alberto Gonzales keeps on contradicting himself is he is planning to mislead Congress. I can understand if people forget dates and events, but this is not the case with Alberto Gonzales. The Bush White House have told so many lies about U.S Attorney scandal it is hard for the Attorney General to keep them straight.
On a related note, the U.S Attorney scandal is hitting the State of Wisconsin. The Bush White House wanted the U.S Attorneys to make politically motivated prosecutions to help them during the 2006 elections. This is corruption. Luckily, Democrats control congress and what happen in Wisconsin can be investigated.