Gonzales' Departure Sets up Confirmation Battle

The resignation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales robs Democrats of a favorite political punching bag, a singular and potent symbol that Democrats have used to blast the Bush administration for cronyism, incompetence and scandal. With Karl Rove's near-simultaneous exit from the political scene, it's as if the White House is shedding its political baggage for President Bush's final 17 months in office — at the very time that the 2008 presidential race is starting to subsume the nation's...Full Story
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