I doubt we'll be hearing much more from New Mexico GOP Chairman Allen Weh anytime soon, after he fingered Karl Rove in the sequence of events that led to the dismissal of U.S. Attorney David Iglesias. But Weh did have one more comment for New Mexico blogger Heath Haussamen, a bit of advice really: "The story is about an incompetent United States attorney, and thatâs where I think your focus needs to be."
Because we all know how determined the Bush Administration is to weed incompetence from its ranks. Take, for example, the attorney general himself:
[S]everal Washington lawyers and GOP strategists with close ties to the White House said last week that lawmakers and conservative lawyers are nervous that Gonzales may not be up to the job.
"This attorney general doesn't have anybody's confidence," said one GOP adviser to the White House, who spoke on the condition of anonymity so he could be candid. "It's the worst of Bush -- it's intense loyalty for all the wrong reasons. There will be other things that come up, and we don't have a guy in whom we can trust."
Yet we are supposed to believe the claims that "performance-related problems" are behind the purge. Of all the possible cover stories for a political purge, could they have come up with a less plausible one?