I don’t think that Alberto Gonzales is a stupid man. Instead, I think that the Bush administration believes that can and should be able to do anything that it wants. Congress is an obstruction to their plans. If you listen to Gonzo’s testimony he is playing the Watergate card – “Not to the best of my recollection.” This defense didn’t work so well for the Watergate guys 30 years ago. I doubt it will work that well for Gonzales.

From WaPo:

Explaining his role in the botched firing of federal prosecutors, Gonzales uttered the phrase “I don’t recall” and its variants (“I have no recollection,” “I have no memory”) 64 times. Along the way, his answer became so routine that a Marine in the crowd put down his poster protesting the Iraq war and replaced it with a running “I don’t recall” tally. (more…)