It was so refreshing to see President Bush lash out at his critics by defending Alberto Gonzales. Finally, Mr. Bush is standing up for one of his own. Forget the partisan attacks by rabid Democrats -- Gonzales has done nothing wrong, the U.S. attorneys serve at the pleasure of the President who can dismiss them any time, anywhere, any place, for any reason he wants.
When President Bush showed a bit of a flash of temper in defending Gonzales yesterday, many of us breathed a sigh of relief. He promised a constitutional showdown if Democratic leaders attempt to force White House aides to testify under oath about the federal prosecutors.
Let the fur fly, Mr. President. Fight back and fight hard. This is precisely why we elected you. Twice.