Move over, Al Gonzales, there's a new campaign for the resignation of a Bush appointee.
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General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan shocked the world last month when she gave a performance at a House hearing that was enough to make even Gonzales cringe.
In January, Karl Rove's deputy, Scott Jennings, arrived at the GSA to give a briefing on Republican political prospects. After the presentation, Doan reportedly asked aloud what the GSA could do with its considerable taxpayer-funded assets "to help our candidates." When asked about the briefing at the hearing, Doan pleaded a fuzzy memory.
Ever since the briefing was revealed, Democrats have been vainly trying to get answers from the White House about this and other presentations. So today, 25 senators wrote the White House, demanding answers. You can read the letter here. "The Executive Branch is not an extension of the Republican National Committee," it reads, "nor of any political party. Those who treat it as such must be held accountable."
Also today, Sens. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND) called for Doan's resignation -- because of the presentation... and a host of other reasons enumerated below the fold.
Any guesses on how long it is before Doan joins that"pretty small number" of administration figures in whom Bush has to express confidence?