posted on Feb, 3 2005 @ 04:18 PM
Alberto Gonzales is the first Hispanic to be confirmed as Attorney General. His confirmation vote was not overwhelming in favor, but better then
Ashcroft's. Gonzales is a long time friend of the Bush Administration, and has been the subject of some controversy as he helped craft the memo that
has been pointed to as a source for the abuse crisis at Abu Ghriab and Guantanemo.
WASHINGTON - The Senate voted Thursday to confirm White House counsel Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, setting aside Democratic complaints he
helped craft questionable U.S. policies on the treatment of foreign prisoners.
Gonzales, 49, a longtime friend who was President Bush's legal counsel when he was governor of Texas, becomes the first Hispanic to be the nation’s
top law officer. The vote was 60-36, with all the opposition coming from Democrats.
The 36 "no" votes were the second most ever lodged against a successful nominee for attorney general. John Ashcroft, whom Gonzales succeeds, was
confirmed 58-42 on Feb. 1, 2001.
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Well... At least he's not Ashcroft.
Knowing very little of the man, other then him being the author of a memo that is pointed to as endorsing torture, I can't say that I would try and
predict how he will perform in the job. Unfortunately I don't hold high hopes as he was a member of the Ashcroft Justice Department, and he may well
take his cues from the conduct of his former supervisor.
[edit on 5-2-2005 by Banshee]