As expected, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee and gave a rousing defense of the Administration's anti-terrorism program through the NSA.
One thing that is clear is that there is an orchestrated attempt on the part of some Democrat committee members to portray AG Gonzales as nothing more than a pawn for the Bush Administration. Earlier today, Newsweek magazine's Evan Thomas went on a national radio program and claimed that Gonzales was nothing more than a dupe for President Bush. We're seeing that strategy in the questioning from Sen. Chuck Schumer.
What's also clear is that Gonzales isn't going to bite.