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Sunday, January 09, 2005

New Attorney General

It is with a heavy heart that this blog must announce that it cannot endorse Alberto Gonzalez, President Bush's choice to replace John Ashcroft as U.S. Attorney General, after reading this story (via Drudge).

Sean Penn, referring to critics of his activism, said,

"I think they should shove it with their hypocritical Ronald Reagan standard right up their a**."

What does that have to do with Mr. Gonzalez? As a reporter, I have a duty to report this story with a screaming, exclamation point-laden headline which assaults conservatives in general. With Mr. Ashcroft - I think everyone at the Democratic Underground would agree with me - we had the perfect Attornery General, because the headline would read, simply, "More Crushing of Dissent in John AshKKKroft's AmeriKKKa!!!" Because Gonzalez doesn't have a hard "k" sound in his name, it is with regret that I must oppose his nomination.

And Sean Penn can go jump in a lake.