Mike Gallagher

Many callers to my radio show are constantly asking, "What is wrong with Republicans?   Why are so many of them afraid to stand up to the Demcrats and fight?"

I wish I knew the answer to that question.  The Alberto Gonzales "controversy" is a perfect example of weak-kneed Republicans who are cowering and bowing and scraping over this total non-issue of the legitimate dismissal of eight U.S. attorneys.

Forget going through the obvious hypocricy of Democrats who seem to forget the political firings that Bill Clinton engaged in during the 1993 purge of 92 U.S. attorneys.  How about Republicans like John Sununu who are joining the liberal pack and calling for Gonzales' head on a platter?

I don't get Republicans like Sununu and John Cornyn and others who are piling on over this concocted, contrived story.

Is Gonzales becoming a liability to the Bush Administration?  Sure he is.  But only because he won't fight back and a few Republicans are bailing.

And the media's role?  Appalling as usual.   Try to stomach George Stephanopoulos of ABC grilling Gonzales on TV while apparently forgetting to mention that Georgie boy was Bill Clinton's right hand man in 1993 while he was firing 92 U.S. attorneys.  Or seeing other network anchors interviewing Madame Hillary, giving her all the opportunity in the world to rail against "political firings", and not bothering to ask her about her husband's decision to clean house in 1993, doing the same thing President Bush is doing, only more than ten times over!

C'mon, Republicans.  Get your sea legs back.  Stop acting so shell-shocked over the midterm elections.  Grow up and fight back.  Don't let the schoolyard bullies of the Democratic Party and the mainstream press get away with this garbage...


Mike Gallagher

Mike Gallagher is a nationally syndicated radio host, Fox News Channel contributor and guest host and author of 50 Things Liberals Love to Hate.