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Going Going Gone-zo

Well it seems that the rumor that Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff might be named to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales might have some validity to them as Gonzo has now gone the way of the Dodo (figuratively speaking of course). From the NY Times:
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.

Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch near here.

Meme has more on the immediate reaction. Like with Rove's departure a fortnight ago, look for a cacophony of condemnation of this man who Bush also blessed with a rather apt nickname. For in Gonzales Bush found the near perfect stonewall, able to keep all sort of things hidden from the light of day. With his leaving, so goes that blanket of obfuscation, something which will no doubt have the few who remain in the Bush White House very nervous right now.

The last of the old Texas gang is gone now. Things just won't be the same back on the Dud Ranch.

(Filed at State of the Day)

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