Alberto Gonzales, yes Alberto Fucking Gonzales, after having spent most of the last several years telling the US Constitution to go to hell, after resigning in disgrace after numerous scandals at the Justice Dept., has been named Lawyer of the Year by a journal published by the American Bar Association. I shit you not. Here's what Edward A. Adams, editor of the journal, had to say:
"Think about Time magazine's Person of the Year," Adams said in an interview. "In years past they've named people like Adolf Hitler, Joseph Stalin. So we're not suggesting by these awards that these are the best lawyers in any sense of the word. We are saying they are the most newsworthy — and perhaps also the best."
So, Gonzales isn't necessarily the best, but then again maybe he is.
For clarity, here are a few of Alberto's greatest hits: inappropriate dismissal of US attorneys, marginalizing of the right to Habeus Corpus, NSA illegal eavesdropping program... to name just a few.
Congrats, Al. It couldn't have happened to a less deserving guy.
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