ADAM, DID IT REALLY TAKE YOU THIS LONG??? OR, FROM THE "DUH!" FILE
Our local congressman, Adam Putnam (R - Bartow), became the latest voice from the Republican side to call on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales to resign, saying today that the nation's highest ranking law enforcement officer did not do himself any favours with his performance before the Senate Judiciary Committee last month.
Putnam's announcement is worth notice, as his chairmanship of the Republican Conference Committee makes him the third highest ranking GOP member in the House of Representatives. It also puts him at odds with President Bush, who has firmly stood beside his AG through the controveresy surrounding the firing of eight U.S. Attorneys which many have alleged were politically motivated by Gonzales and the White House.
The statement, reported by the Lakeland Ledger on it's Web site, comes hours before ten Republican presidential hopefuls gather for their first debate at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Valley, California
Now that the calls for the AG to step down has reached such a high level of the minority congressional leadership, how long will it be before we hear the news that it has been done?