Thursday, November 11, 2004
Joe Biden said this:|
"I think [Gonzales is] a pretty solid guy...If you had said to me six months ago I can have Gonzales or Ashcroft, it wouldn't have been a hard choice."An acqaintance of mine wrote this to the senior senator for Delaware:
I was extremely disappointed by the positive comments you made about President Bush's nomination of Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General. Judge Gonzales' position on the use of torture, the applicability of the Geneva Convention, and his close ties to Halliburton and Enron raise serious questions about his fitness to be Attorney General. I am mystified as to why you would endorse his nomination prior to even holding hearings where you can delve into his explanation of his positions on these issues. While I agree with you that Mr. Ashcroft was an unfortunate Attorney General, I would not be so quick to rejoice at his potential replacement. I admired your leading role against President Reagan's nomination of Judge Bork to the Supreme Court, and would have expected you to similarly hold President Bush accountable for his choice of Mr. Gonzales. Unfortunately you have greatly undermined your ability to do so by your comments, and I am sincerely disappointed by your actions. In the wake of this election, the only people who can defend the 48% of us who voted for Senator Kerry are respected leaders in the Senate such as yourself, but your comments leave me thinking that you may not be up to the task. Please reconsider your position and the importance of your role and defend our interests with the vigor that I know you are capable of.
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