Ms. Monica Goodling
is was the personal aid to Alberto Gonzales. She was a graduate of Regent University. This is a law school founded by Pat Robertson of the 700 club. Now, everything is beginning to fall in place. I was wondering why it seemed that the DOJ was so disorganized. What was the deal? Well, the deal is that many of the folks at Justice were not qualified to be there. Ms. Goodling was not a seasoned prosecuter. Instead, she was like in the White House an ideolog. She was a true believer in the Bush administration and in the one and only interpretation of the Bible. She was a crusader.
If she would have testified all of this would have come out. The fact that she had no experience to justice US attorneys would have come out. The fact that taking the 5th probably doesn’t apply for a Justice official. She can plead the 5th for some of the questions but should be able to answer some also.
There is nothing wrong with a Christian being hired by the Department of Justice. On the other hand, if the person was hired just because they were a Christian then I have a problem with that.
From the Boston Globe:
Regent University School of Law, founded by televangelist Pat Robertson to provide “Christian leadership to change the world,” has worked hard in its two-decade history to upgrade its reputation, fighting past years when a majority of its graduates couldn’t pass the bar exam and leading up to recent victories over Ivy League teams in national law student competitions.
But even in its darker days, Regent has had no better friend than the Bush administration. Graduates of the law school have been among the most influential of the more than 150 Regent University alumni hired to federal government positions since President Bush took office in 2001, according to a university website. (more…)