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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.
Mark Denbeaux on the NCIS cover-up of three “suicides” at Guantánamo Bay Detention Camp
Acreage of a Christian nudist colony under development in Florida:
Florida’s wildlife officials decided to remove the manatee, which has a mild taste that readily adapts to recipes for beef, from the state’s endangered-species list.
A 64-year-old mother and her 44-year-old son were arrested for running a gang that stole more than $100,000 worth of toothbrushes from Publix, Walmart, Walgreens, and CVS stores in Florida.
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