Thursday, March 29, 2007

Don't resign, Fredo! Stay on for the sake of the children!

On March 22nd El generalissimo Gonzales told a crowd in St. Louis Mo. that he's happy to be out of Washington - if just for a day. “I'm not going to resign. I'm going to stay focused on protecting our kids” Since then he has been traveling the country with Ernie Allen, president and CEO of the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to promote a program called “Project Safe Childhood.”

Samuel Johnson said that “Patriotism is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” My experience teaches me that the real low-lifes will hide behind the need to protect children. Could this be el Generalissimo Gonzales’s game?

For two years a scandal has been swept under the rug in Texas. Hundreds of complaints of sexual abuse of children in the Texas juvenile justice system went unheeded. Texas Ranger Brian Burzynski made numerous attempts, beginning in early 2005, to get local, state and federal prosecutors to investigate allegations that teachers, administrators and guards had sex with minor male inmates.

Burzynski testified on March 8th to the Texas legislature’s Joint Committee on Operation and Management of the TYC. He complained that his investigation was stonewalled by everyone up the line, up to and including Alberto Gonzales. All refused to prosecute, he claimed, despite being presented evidence of sexual abuse at the Pyote school. At the conclusion of his testimony, Burzynski received a standing ovation from the joint committee and audience in the room. You can read more here. Fair warning: the reading about the abuse of children in the Texas Youth Commission is not for the faint of heart.

This can’t be good for el Generalissimo “Fredo” Gonzales.

“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”

1 comment:

Amunaka said...

Hey nice blog ..enjoy your comments on the huffpo ...


and oh ya Big Mitch sent me ...;-)