Gonzales Has No Supporters
It's really bad when the Prince of Darkness states that Republicans aren't going to fight to save Alberto Gonzales. Robert Novak quotes an anonymous Republican.
"Gonzales never has developed a base of support for himself up here," a House Republican leader told me. But this is less a Gonzales problem than a Bush problem. With nearly two years remaining in his presidency, George W. Bush is alone. In half a century, I have not seen a president so isolated from his own party in Congress -- not Jimmy Carter, not even Richard Nixon as he faced impeachment.
It's always good to take Novak with a grain of salt. It's still is disturbing to read a conservative columnist say Gonzales is more hated by Congressional Republicans than Donald Rumsfeld. The op-ed notes that Republicans are finally realizing that Bush always asks them to make political sacrifices, but will never go to the mat for them. Only took them six years to figure that out.