Monday, May 17, 2004

Alberto Gonzales, White House Counsel

Mr. Gonzales has been in the news lately for his writing after September 11th that,

"In my judgment, this new paradigm renders obsolete Geneva's strict limitations on questioning of enemy prisoners...."

Mr. Gonzales was the subject of an article in the July/August 2003 issue of "The Atlantic", which
described his role in 57 executions while George W. Bush was Texas governor. The picture is not very flattering to either Bush or Gonzales, but it is consistent with Bush's avoidance of reading. Gonzales kept the documents summarizing the facts of the case short, leaving out many of the mitigating circumstances that might have swayed another governor.

The author Alan Berlow notes that Gonzales is
"a Harvard-educated lawyer who went to to become Texas secretary of state and a justice on the Texas supreme court. He is now the White House counsel... and the man most often mentioned as the President's choice for the next available seat on the Supreme Court."

Yet another reason to advise your friends to vote for Mr. Kerry....