Monday, May 21, 2007

How Cartoonists See It

The top Republican on the Senate committee investigating Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Penn., said over the past weekend he believes a "sizable number" of GOP lawmakers would join Democrats in expressing their lack of confidence in the attorney general and believes Gonzales, who is the head of the Justice Department and is at center of a controversy over firing of eight U.S. attorneys, could step down before a no-confidence vote is sought this week by Senate Democrats.

Gonzales will be in Washington on Monday and part of Tuesday before heading to Europe, visiting counterparts in Hungary and Switzerland and then joining a conference of leading industrial nations Thursday in Germany. He will be back in Washington on Friday — before the long Memorial Day weekend and a planned congressional vacation.

No matter where you stand on the issue of the highest lawyer in the land's questionable firing of US federal judges and whether they were "politically" motivated, here's a look at how cartoonists tackle one of the biggest news items in American poilitics, six witty examples taken from the website for Slate Magazine:

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