The votes are in, and The Konformist readers have spoken. Alberto Gonzales is your choice for the 2008 Beast of the Year - a choice that is well deserved.
The Bush Team came in with an attack on the Constitution, both in the theft of the 2000 election and the infamous Supreme Court Bush V. Gore ruling. The attacks on the Constitution became a hallmark of the Bush years, and nobody was a more key player for these attacks than Gonzales, first as Bush's legal counsel and then as his Attorney General. Though Gonzales is no longer with the Bush Team, his years of service still make him a potent symbol for the Bushistas constitutional crimes.
In the unlikely event that Gonzales can no longer fill its duties as Beast of the Year, Nancy Pelosi is ready to take over the crown. Rest assured the BOTY trophy is in good hands either way. And indeed, it is important to note just how close the voting was this year: though a part of the Bush Team did win Beast of the Year for the eighth consecutive year, it was a close call, as if Konformist voters now are almost as disgusted with the cowardly and criminal complicity of the Democrat Party over the last eight years as they are with Bush and his cronies.
In any case, we salute you, Dubya and his police state. Congratulations, and keep up the great work!!!