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A number of insiders were predicting yesterday that Gonzales would immediately set up to pin all responsibility for Purgegate on his erstwhile deputy, Paul J. McNulty. And indeed, he began this process immediately. In remarks delivered at the National Press Club, Gonzales went into an extended excursion designed to pin all critical decision-making surrounding the decision to cashier the U.S. attorneys on McNulty. It’s clear that McNulty was in the center of these decisions, but Gonzales was still more deeply involved himself. Gonzales has no honor, and no shame.
More from Scott Horton:
Six Questions — October 18, 2014, 8:00 pm
Nathaniel Raymond on CIA interrogation techniques.
Number of people who attended the World Grits Festival, held in St. George, South Carolina, last spring:
The brown bears of Greece continued chewing through telephone poles.
In Peru, a 51-year-old activist became the first former sex worker to run for the national legislature. “I’m going to put order,” she said, “in that big brothel which is Congress.”
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“Civilization masks us with a screen, from ourselves and from one another, with thin depth of unreality. We habitually live — do we not? — in a world self-created, half established, of false values arbitrarily upheld, largely inspired by misconception, misapprehension, wrong perspective, and defective proportion, misapplication.”