The GonzalesGate scandal remains on life support though its cousin, the Rule of Law, passed away this week. Attorney General Michael Mukasey, confirmed as Alberto Gonzales' successor by Democrats Chuck Schumer and Diane Feinstein, took it out of its misery. This happened when two White House officials were deemed to be above the law and not accountable to any Congressional oversight. Also killed in this tragic series of events was the constitutional concept of Checks and Balances.
The demise of The Rule of Law was a joint effort of George W. Bush and Congress. Over seven years Congressional leaders continuously sacrificed their role in government and transferred all their power to the Executive Branch. This wound up suffocating Checks and Balances until it dies several years ago. Unfortunately it no longer existed to save The Rule of Law.
There will be no funeral service and the survivors, an all powerful Presidency, decrees that no flowers be left by the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall commemorating the storied past and distinguished career of The Rule of Law.