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15. ATTACK ME

CHORUS: The evidence that we've uncovered shows that politics have entered the Department. You've come here seeking our trust. Frankly, Mr. Attorney General, you've lost mine.

GONZALES: This is not about Alberto Gonzales. It's about what's best for the department.

CHORUS: There are widespread abuses. And we know it goes even beyond what we've heard.

GONZALES: Clearly, there are issues I have to deal with. I believe that I can be -- I think that there are some good things that I can accomplish on behalf of this country.

CHORUS: Incompetent appointees. Legal briefs that contradict International Law. Executive interference in the Justice Department.

GONZALES: I'm going to work as hard as I can to reestablish trust and confidence with this committee and members of Congress.

LEAHY: I don't trust you.

CHORUS: Torture of detainees. Illegal domestic surveillance programs. Harassment of the press.

GONZALES: And of course, with the career professionals at our department. And all the credit, everything that we do, the credit goes to them. And so, when there are attacks against the department, you're attacking the career professionals.

CHORUS: Perjury.

GONZALES: You should attack me. You should attack me.

(APPLAUSE)

PROTESTERS: Fire Gonzales now! Stop lying! Liar! Liar! Impeach!

LEAHY: Thank you. We stand adjourned.

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from The Gonzales Cantata: Live at the Rotunda, released November 1, 2009

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Nationally acclaimed award-winning composer Melissa Dunphy specializes in political and theatrical vocal music, such as the smash hit 2009 choral work the Gonzales Cantata (featured on MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow). Her compositions have been performed around the country by Chanticleer, the Simon Carrington Chamber Singers, St. Louis Chamber Chorus, and the American Opera Theater. ... more

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