Gonzales Resigns! Stop. Renaissance geeks seek 17th century parallels! Stop.
|Today's announcement that Al "Fredo" Gonzales has resigned as Attorney General, thus bringing to a close the tenure of our national consiglieri, prompts me to provide a refresher of our past posts dealing with comparisons between the Bush administration and early modern politics--some fanciful, others more serious genealogies of contemporary politics. I'm also prompted by the fact that, despite our relative radio silence these days, we seem to have acquired a fair number of new readers (unless our old readers are simply changing locations to fool us).|
Anyway, in the past, we've discussed: