Thursday, April 26, 2007

Novak: Powell Was "Appalled" By Gonzales

Robert Novak is our Ebenezer Scrooge; note the vinegary scowl with frothy spittle, the penchant for three-piece suits and -- always -- the Spaniel-like fidelity to an earthly Nirvana of continual capital gains tax cuts (Said with an air of restrained laughter). Say what you will about Novak, he is somewhat fair (As when he does the work of God, caling for a more even-handed Middle East policy), and the soi-dissant "Prince of Darkness" gets great inside scoop 0n Republican Administrations (Some would say he is "used", but why quibble). Our favorite Dickensian villain, Robert Novak writes:

"While the current cliche is that Bush never should have named Gonzales as attorney general in the first place, the consensus in the administration was that he also was at sea in his first post as White House counsel. Colin Powell, Bush's first-term secretary of state, was so appalled by Gonzales that he shunted contact with him off to Deputy Secretary Richard Armitage, who in turn handed him down to lower levels along the State Department chain of command"

That's hurtful. More: (Robert Novak)

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