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Monday, August 27, 2007

Bud Cummins live!

Posted By on Mon, Aug 27, 2007 at 3:40 PM

The Washington Post brought in Bud Cummins, the former U.S. attorney in LR, for an on-line chat today about Alberto Gonzales. He was generally cautious. We'd part company with him when he says Homeland Security disaster and Whitewater stooge Michael Chertoff is well-qualified to succeed Gonzo. (Well, in a way, he's every bit as qualified.) But he wouldn't play along when a Republican predictably tried to make the resignation a political hit job.

I think that the major parts of the media, and certainly the Democrats, would be criticizing him even at some level if he hadn't committed some serious mistakes. But the truth is that he did make some major mistakes, including particiation in a dishonorable cover-up that attempted to throw my colleagues under the bus in order to avoid fessing up to certain political activities. So, you can say the Democrats are enjoying this, but you can't say it is their fault. We (Republicans) handed them a great issue in our handling of this mess. They simply took the ball and ran with it. I hate to get chewed out by my wife, but I really hate it when she is right. Same thing.

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