Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Stone on the Gonzales legacy; Kaiser on Bush/Gonzales vs. Truman/Acheson

Geoffrey Stone weighs in on the legacy of Alberto Gonzales. "The primary responsibility of the Attorney General is to uphold the Constitution and laws of the United States in a fair and even-handed manner," he writes. "In failing to comprehend this responsibility, Alberto Gonzales compromised himself, his office, the Constitution, and ultimately even the President who appointed him."
David Kaiser at Cliopatria takes up the question of whether President Bush's loyalty to Alberto Gonzales is comparable to President Truman's loyalty to Dean Acheson. His answer: "Mr. President—you’re no Harry Truman."