I thought I smelled something burning on Thursday, but when I watched the C-SPAN stream of Alberto Gonzalez's testimony yesterday, I figured out what it was...Grilled Gonzalez. Not only grilled, but roasted, burnt and fried. Pobrecito Alberto, poor little Alberto. I almost felt sorry for him as he stumbled and grasped for answers like a drowning man grasping after any straw to keep himself afloat. The questioning by the Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee were particularly savage. One could almost see them standing behind poor little Alberto at the bus-stop, just waiting to push him under the bus. But this is little more than political gamesmanship. They see the hand-writing on the wall, and in order to try and save their political asses in '08, Congressional Republicans will happily eat one of their own. And Alberto's memory lapses were nothing short of tragic. Such memory lapses are indicative of early onset Alzheimer's. In which case, poor little Alberto needs to step down from his position as the stress can only exacerbate the condition. He needs a structured, stress-free environment, and he should start taking Aricept as soon as his physician writes the prescription. It can't reverse the progression, but it can slow it.