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The Extent of Gonzales’ Guilt Should Serve as a Wake-Up Call to Latinos

LatinaLista — No matter how we look at what is happening to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, it is a sad situation.

What was done to those eight federal prosecutors for only doing their jobs was a travesty, ironically, of justice.

Yet, Gonzales’ full role in the firings leaves most of us with a sour taste in our mouths, especially if the White House makes him the fall guy and invokes executive privilege so Karl Rove and Harriet Miers don’t have to testify before a Congressional hearing.

Karl Rove and Gonzales

If Gonzales leaves his post, either by resignation or fired himself, it will be an act of disgrace for him, his family and the Latino community who still measures our progression and success on the backs of those who make it.

The bigger their positions, the greater the community pride.

With so few prominent Latino role models in President Bush’s inner circle, no matter the politics, Gonzales represented the “every Latino” who came from humble beginnings to go far.

If Bush and his circle feel that Gonzales is expendable and dish him up as the sacrificial lamb, it should finally serve as a wake-up call to Latinos that not even loyalty is enough to be considered an equal when it comes to Washington politics.

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