Opinion: Monica Goodling’s killer questions


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Was former Attorney General Alberto Gonzales unfairly blamed for destroying the image of the Department of Justice and riddling its hallways with political holes? Or was it all the work of dulcet-toned blondie Monica Goodling, former Justice Department appointee?

The department’s inspector general seems to think so. Gonzales certainly came off as a bit of a bumbling idiot at his hearing last year in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee — and hey, given that she was certainly smart enough to get herself immunity, Goodling may well have masterminded Operation EvilJustice.


Then again, she did ask the following questions of candidates, according to TPMMuckraker:

Tell us about your political philosophy. There are different groups of conservatives, by way of example: Social Conservative, Fiscal Conservative, Law & Order Republican. [W]hat is it about George W. Bush that makes you want to serve him? Aside from the President, give us an example of someone currently or recently in public service who you admire.

And, on occasion — in case the subtext hadn’t been hammered home yet:

Why are you a Republican?

Okay, I’ve got to ask:

Post your own question suggestions below.

-- Amina Khan