I Looked Into His Heart....

ATTORNEY GENERAL ALBERTO R. GONZALES: I'm here today to do my part to ensure that all facts about this matter are brought to light. These are not the actions of someone with something to hide.


GONZALES: No, sir, I don't remember where that conversation took place.

GONZALES: Senator, I have no recollection of knowing when that occurred.

GONZALES: Senator, let me get back with you with the most accurate information.

GONZALES: Senator, I've already said that I misspoke. It was my mistake.

GONZALES: Senator, I didn't say that I was always prepared. I said I prepared for every hearing.

GONZALES: Senator, I've already conceded that I misspoke at that press conference. There was nothing intentional.

GONZALES: Senator, we do take time to try to prepare for the press conference.

GONZALES: Senator, I don't want to quarrel with you.

GONZALES: Senator, I have no recollection about that, but I presume that that is true.

GONZALES: Senator, of course, I was involved in trying to understand...

GONZALES: Senator, I don't recall sending a follow-up, quite frankly.

GONZALES: Senator, I have to be -- I have to know in my heart that I can continue to be effective as the leader of this department.

GONZALES: Senator, I don't recall whether or not I made the decision that day.

GONZALES: Senator, can I see what you're reading from?

GONZALES: Senator, I don't know that.

GONZALES: Senator, it's hard for me to answer the first question.

GONZALES: Senator, I have searched my memory. I have no recollection of the meeting.

GONZALES: Senator, I can only testify as to what I recall. Believe me, I've searched my mind about this meeting

GONZALES: Senator, I don't think -- I don't know that a decision was made at that meeting.

GONZALES: Sir, I don't recall when the decision was made.

GONZALES: Senator, I recall sitting in a meeting.

GONZALES: Can I see his transcript?

GONZALES: I would like to see it.

GONZALES: Senator, I wasn't aware of this e-mail.

GONZALES: Sir, I don't recall the exact time frame.

GONZALES: Sir, I don't know if I would call it a plan.

GONZALES: Senator, it's difficult for me to reconcile the conversation.

GONZALES: Which idea, sir?

GONZALES: I do not recall. I thought your -- I'm sorry, I thought your question whether you recall the conversation -- I don't recall the conversation. I don't recall whether or not I was present. I suspect I probably was, but I don't recall.

GONZALES: OK. I'm aware now of what you're referring to.

GONZALES: Senator, I don't recall ever seeing these evaluations.

GONZALES: You should attack me.

GONZALES: I should have been more precise in my statements.

GONZALES: Senator, I don't recall specifically that statement.

GONZALES: Senator, not to my knowledge.

GONZALES: Sir, I'd have no way of knowing.

GONZALES: Senator, I don't recall whether he called or if there was a visit. It may have been a call.


At least he cleared up all the loose ends on this matter; ensured that all facts were brought to light. Some light was shed.