Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Finally, good news coming from the Justice Department

Finally, after days of bad news, and calls for the Attorney General's resignation, we're hearing good news coming out of the Attorney General's office and the Justice Department.

As reported by Con Chapman, Attorney General Gonzales has launched a full investigation into the Delta Zeta sorority incident at DePauw University:
Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez today promised a full investigation into the dismissal of twenty-three women from the Delta Zeta sorority chapter at DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana, allegedly on the grounds that they were unattractive.

"This is America, where objects in mirrors are closer than they appear," Gonzalez told a crowd of reporters on the steps of the Justice Department building. "Every little girl with a unibrow can pluck her way to beauty, and we will not rest until those women are vindicated, or Sadie Hawkins Day, whicheve comes first."
I'm glad that the Attorney General has finally turned his attention away from the politically-driven firing of the federal prosecutors; he'd already turned a blind eye to illegal evesdropping on American citizens and the torture of detainees held in the United States and across the world at secret and not-so-secret detention facilitites. Finally, after hearings and too much talk, where Attorney General Gonzales acknowledged that "mistakes were made" and accepted responsibility.

Dan Eggen and Paul Kane of the Washington Post noted today,
The remarks came after the Justice Department released e-mails and other documents showing that, despite months of administration statements to the contrary, the White House more than two years ago initiated the process that led to the dismissals, and that the decisions were heavily influenced by assessments of the prosecutors' political loyalty. President Bush and senior White House adviser Karl Rove also separately passed along complaints to Gonzales that prosecutors were not aggressively pursuing voter-fraud cases, officials said.

The revelations prompted another outcry on Capitol Hill over the firings and new demands for Gonzales's resignation from key Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (Nev.), Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (N.Y.) and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (Mass.). "It appears he's over his head in this job," Reid said.
Clearly, moving resources to the Delta Zeta task force is the right move; I don't think the Attorney General will be in over his head looking into the sorority firings.

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