Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Gonzales connected to Texas sex scandal

GonzalesIf Alberto Gonzales thought he was in deep with his freshly-unearthed firing spree just wait until the public gets a load of this. While the termination of serveral U.S. Attorneys is probably a bit too nuanced for anybody other than political wonks, sex scandal cover-ups involving teenage boys doesn't leave a lot to the imagination.

Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton, both already
under siege for other matters, are now being accused of failing to prosecute
officers of the Texas Youth Commission after a Texas Ranger investigation
documented that guards and administrators were sexually abusing the
institution's teenage boy inmates.


The investigation revealed key employees at the West Texas State School in Pyote, Texas, were systematically abusing youth inmates in their custody.


Gonzales is under heavy congressional pressure in the controversy over the recent forced resignations of eight U.S. attorneys. At issue is whether the Bush administration is directing the Justice Department to pursue politically motivated prosecutions at the expense of fair or even-handed law enforcement.

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From the Congressional page scandal to Walter Reed this batch of Republicans have demonstrated their hypocrisy on every front. I'm looking forward to what the Democrats have in store for Gonzales, Rove and - fingers crossed - Bush himself. This administration is running on fumes and even third-rate political hacks like the Democrats are capable of dismantling them.

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