Gonzales Can’t Make Up His Mind on How Much to Blame His Deputy

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Hey, remember when Deputy Attorney General Paul McNulty resigned a couple days ago and Alberto Gonzales tried to blame him for the entire U.S. Attorneys scandal? Specifically, Gonzo said:

“You have to remember, at the end of the day, the recommendations reflected the views of the deputy attorney general. He signed off on the names… And he would know better than anyone else, anyone in this room, anyone — again, the deputy attorney general would know best about the qualifications and the experiences of the United States attorneys community, and he signed off on the names.”

That was basically all made up. Well, either that was made up or Gonzales was lying to Congress when he testified in April:

“Looking back, things that I would have done differently? I think I would have had the Deputy Attorney General more involved, directly involved.”

Sometimes, these guys make this job way too easy. Spotted on ThinkProgress, who spotted this on the Daily Show.

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