Monday, June 11, 2007

Libby Vs. Gonzales

Robert Novak's latest article is about the split in the Republican party with the President over his support for Attorney General Gonzales and his lack of pardon for Scooter Libby.
Just when it seemed George W. Bush's sinking prestige with his Republican base had bottomed out, his stock there hit new lows last week. The president's seeming indifference to the sentencing of Scooter Libby was bad enough. It coincided with Bush's apparent determination to retain his friend Alberto Gonzales as attorney general against congressional pressure to depose him.

Prevailing opinion of the Republican Party's officeholders, contributors and activists could not differ more from President Bush's posture.
I do think Novak should mention that the base's disgust over the immigration bill probably plays into this a bit more. They aren't willing to give President Bush any slack right now, because they feel like he is betraying their party.

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