WASHINGTON - The top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee is advising — for now — against a perjury investigation of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales over his apparent misstatements about warrantless spying.
Sen. Arlen Specter, R-Pa., said he wanted to wait at least until a briefing Monday by the Bush administration on classified spy programs that could help him decide whether Gonzales lied to Congress.
"Let's give him a chance," Specter said Sunday. "What we want to do is find out what the facts are."
So when a Republican Attorney General lies to Congress, it's "Let's give him a chance to correct that."
If it was a Democrat, it would be "Hang him."