The RNC tonight sent out what may be the most pointless e-mail of all time. With the Administration thumping its chest and preparing to go to war over what may be either the most inept or the most dishonest bureaucrat our country has seen in a long time, and Democrats thumping their chest over holding hearings to investigate said ineffectual bureaucrat, the RNC decided to send out this little bit of pabulum.
Alberto Gonzales is a man of integrity and high ethical standards. He has pledged to cooperate with Congress and I am confident he will. I have said that it is irresponsible to pronounce judgment on the replacement of the U.S. Attorneys before we have the facts. Unfortunately, some would prefer to make political pronouncements instead of getting the facts. There is no question that U.S. attorneys, like all political appointees, serve at the pleasure of the President. That was true when Bill Clinton’s Justice Department replaced all 93 U.S. attorneys, and it remains true today. The Democrats may feign outrage to distract from their discord on the serious issues our nation faces, but sooner or later they will have to face the real responsibilities of governing.
Below, please find the President’s remarks on this issue that he made last night.
Senator Mel Martinez
Republican Party General Chairman
That copy is followed with the text of President Bush’s remarks from last night.
On one level, it’s typical of the RNC’s problems with the Internet. Their online operation is done for nothing more than simple messaging. It doesn’t allow anyone to participate (whether they agree or not). If you want to assume that the party is going to be solidly behind the President on this one, why not offer a chance to show their support?
On another level though, the message this particular message sends to the receiver is, “Hey, you’re too dumb to fully appreciate what’s going on, so just take our word for it. To make our point, we’re just going to regurgitate what the President said. Show’s over… Move along now….”
It is really a condescending message to send to your own people.