As reported in the water cooler comment thread, Alberto Gonzales is due in Boise tomorrow (Tuesday, June 26). If that makes you sick to your stomach, you are in good company. A protest is planned outside the Fort Boise Community Center, where the disgraced attorney general is set to arrive shortly before 2 p.m. As Jim Hansen writes at the United Action for Idaho blog:
It appears this visit is designed to show that people in communities like Boise, Idaho support Gonzales and Bush's policies. They have kept the visit quiet as long as they could to ensure a bare minimum of publicity. They need to take pretty pictures back to DC to show that America really does support Gonzales, even though millions of people are calling for his resignation or impeachment and for a repudiation of the Bush administration's torture and domestic surveillance policies.
It is interesting to note that Gonzales is not even meeting with our Governor. That is probably because when he was a Congressman, (Butch) Otter was one of the strongest opponents of the deceptively-named "USA PATRIOT ACT", an act that President Bush and his AG are using to undermine over 100 years of protected civil rights in this country.
There's more here.
Update, Tuesday afternoon: Former Democratic congressional candidates gathered in Boise today to say Gonzales should resign.