The Speaker of the House called Friday for the resignation of embattled Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, questioning his candor over the controversial dismissal of eight top prosecutors.
Nancy Pelosi urged Gonzales to step down one day after President George W. Bush’s longtime aide was grilled by a key Senate panel over his role in the firing of the US attorneys.
If President Bush’s former chief of staff can chat about the identifying of CIA agent Valerie Plame on Jon Stewart’s comedy show, he can talk about it to the House oversight committee, the panel’s chairman said Friday. If Andy Card refuses, the panel will vote Wednesday on whether to compel his testimony with a subpoena, said Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.
Strange things sometimes come out of President Bush’s mouth. “Polls just go poof.” “Remember the rug?”
When Bush went to Ohio on Thursday to talk about terrorism, he ended up musing about marriage and chicken-plucking plants, the agony of death and his Oval Office rug, which resembles a sunburst.