Thursday, May 17, 2007

Gonzales grilled by fellow classmates in WaPo open letter

Ouch.  Several of the signatories are from Seattle.  Cheers for saying what needs to be said.

Alberto’s Harvard Class (’82) Places Ad in Washington Post.
lawyers, and as a matter of principle, we can no longer be silent about
this Administration’s consistent disdain for the liberties we hold
dear. Your failure to stand for the rule of law, particularly when
faced with a President who makes the aggrandized claim of being a
unitary executive, takes this country down a dangerous path.

Your country and your President are in dire need of an attorney who
will do the tough job of providing independent counsel, especially when
the advice runs counter to political expediency. Now more than ever,
our country needs a President, and an Attorney General, who remember
the apt observation attributed to Benjamin Franklin: "Those who would
give up essential Liberty to purchase a little temporary Safety,
deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." We call on you and the President
to relent from this reckless path, and begin to resto

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