(Photo by Kuni Takahashi/Chicago Tribune)
No, I don't mean Fitzgerald is a shiny object. In fact, he looks downright morose, sitting next to one of the men who has shredded our Constitution. (Though notice, Fitz wore his seersuckery gray suit we made fun of in the trial--wearing his Sunday best for AG AG, I see!)
What I mean is the shiny object of the November 27 meeting. If you click through and watch the video, you will see precisely what question got Abu Gonzales so scared he ran away: When did you approve the final list of USAs to be sacked?
"It was sometime in the Fall of 2006," Abu Gonzales answered, then showed Chicago the hand and walked away.
It's a curious answer and an equally curious moment to abandon the Press Conference. After all, as I pointed out just after the most recent document dump, the November 27 meeting, at which Abu G purportedly approved the list, does not answer the outstanding questions--not about the gap, and not about the decision to fire the USAs. Most importantly, that November 27 meeting still doesn't explain how we go from wondering whether Harriet's boss needs to approve the firings on November 15 (just as Bush left town for two weeks) to when the WH says "we're a go" on December 4, just after Bush has returned to DC.
Call me crazy, but I suspect there's a very good reason Abu G is being so vague--and skittish. Wanna bet that November 27 meeting is not what he's most worried about?