"After months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department, Judge Gonzales decided to resign his position and I accept his decision."Mr. Bush took a couple of minutes away from his well-earned vacation (it only makes up about 40% of his year) to comment on the outgoing AG. Yes, Mr. Bush, it may seem unfair that everyone everywhere would gang up on your best friend: if this happened to my best friend, I might react the same way: until I realized that my best friend is really an ass.
There are two parts that are laughable about this quote. He calls the treatment of Gonzales "unfair". Perhaps he's entitled. What would be a fair way to treat a lying, stealing, criminally partisan, horrifically biased, completely underqualified, utterly incompetant, remorseless sleazebag? Have you so quickly forgotten that every job he's ever had in government has been by your appointment? We can't take your word, but there's nobody else to vouch for him! Unfair is, perhaps, hyperbolic in this case.
The second joke is that this could be considered "a harmful distraction". Getting rid of the most corrupt politico to ever hold the office isn't a fraction of the 'distraction' that keeping him in office is: we shouldn't forget that he's the one supporting illegal wiretapping, supporting the overuse of the unconstitutional concept of 'executive privilege', not to mention his propensity for firing the most capable U.S. attorneys who have the audacity of prosecuting criminal behavior (that isn't done by Democrats).
We should resolve to save the "harmful distraction" defense for the clearly inappropriate which hunts: like going after a president who can't keep his fly zipped. High crimes and misdemeanors is reserved for this level of corruption.