July 26th, 2007

AG Alberto Gonzales Stages Innovative Post-Modern “Ignorant Stooge Theater,” To Delight of Republicans and Democrats Alike

by Philip Baruth

Various and sundry political outlets have begun systematic efforts to capture the market for quick video summaries of key events. Josh Marshall over at Talking Points Memo has produced and starred in some of the best of these.

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But today’s highlight reel of Alberto Gonzalez being slowly deboned by the Judiciary Committee in yesterday’s hearings is in a class by itself.

If you haven’t seen it, it is the naked face of Bush Administration incompetency and mendacity. The gallery and most of the Senators openly laugh at Gonzalez’s responses, and not just once. As a matter of course.

It doesn’t get any worse. Which is to say that political video doesn’t get any better.