Next up: Bush saddened by betrayal of Alfonso Gonzales, whom he did not know well enough to remember his first name. 'How could he stab me in the back like this?' sobbed Bush on national tv.
"The president has all the confidence in the world in Alberto Gonzales," Bartlett told reporters covering Bush in Merida, Mexico.
Kyle Sampson, the chief of staff to Gonzales, resigned, effective immediately, after acknowledging he did not tell other Justice Department officials earlier about the extent of his communications with the White House about firing the prosecutors.
Morse notes Sam Seder is taking bets as to how long Abu Gonzales will last. (fixed link)
Update: Ooo! The Abramoff case gets swept up into the mess:
In recent weeks, Congress has investigated the Bush administration’s recent purge of qualified, well-respected U.S. attorneys. But one former prosecutor — Frederick A. Black — has received little attention. The administration fired Black shortly after he began investigating Jack Abramoff’s dealings in Guam. Today in a letter to the House and Senate Judiciary Committees, Reps. George Miller (D-CA) and Nick Rahall (D-WV) urge Congress to investigate “the potential political manipulation by Jack Abramoff and his allies in Congress and the Administration” in the Black case.