Gonzales — How long, oh Lord, How Long?
When do we see the inevitable, an attorney general going before the microphones, begging forgiveness and restraint, and then expressing his desire to "spend more time with the family"? It's really only a matter of time now, though despite several bombshells dropping over the weekend, Monday has seen precious little said about Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, or AG AG, for the brevity-inclined.
Soon to be ex-AG AG
Despite the fact that new e-mails released over the weekend confirm that Gonzales was spewing bullshit when he claimed to know nothing of the process that led to the firings, and despite the fact that former U.S. attorney John McKay declared on Meet the Press yesterday that he was fired for purely political motives, there is a distinct absence of news about The Gonzales 8 today. (And what shall we call the scandal? GonzoGate? Opinions, anyone?)
The main reason for that, of course, is that OH MY FUCKING GOD UP IN HEAVEN ABOVE, ANNA NICOLE SMITH'S AUTOPSY REPORT IS IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!. Yes, it's been all Anna, all the time today.
"TrimSpa, Baby! (And assorted other drugs.)"
Speaking of the Sun-Sentinel (I linked its Anna story, above), is it just me or has this story about how Fort Lauderdale is no longer a Spring Break location, but is instead the playground of affluent families run in the Sun-Sentinel every March of every year since 1987? It even uses the word "posh," the word that is invariably used in press releases by the Greater Fort Lauderdale Visitors Bureau to describe modern Fort Lauderdale as opposed to the old Spring Break locale. Me, I wish it was 20 years ago. Families may bring in more cash, but the trade off in ennui is just not worth it.
In other news, Hillary Clinton just raised $10 million in a week, utterly destroying all previous fundraising records. Back in 2004, it was a big deal when John Edwards raised $7.5 million in three months. Hillary's numbers would be like a baseball player staring down Hank Aaron's 755 home runs, then hitting a lifetime, say, seven thousand or so. Un-freaking-believable. It's all well and good for Hillary, but it leaves me wondering: Just how many people is she going to owe favors to when/if she gets in office?
Hillary Clinton, where cash is king