AG Gonzales was here in Chicago yesterday (here) but after only three questions from the press, he pled "no mas)" like Roberto Duran. In fact, the analogy is particularly choice because later in life Duran claimed he never said "no mas." (here)
My new nickname for the AG is now "No Mas" because he says things everyone else can here but him.
When "No Mas" did speak, he offered more lip service such as:
- "I look forward to working with Congress. I believe in keeping accountability..."; and
- "I'm not going to comment on the decision by an employee of the department to exercise her constitutional rights..."
Rhetorically, we are all asking No Mas:
- How can you keep accountability if it never existed?;
- How can you not comment on a very senior person in your department fearing self-incrimination from telling the truth to Congress?;
- What does all of this say about your managerial skills--shouldn't you resign in shame even if what you are saying is true; and
- Why can't you stand behind Ms. Goodling like the way President Bush has stood behind you--do you not have the same confidence in your top advisors?
Feel free to add your own questions.