Guess servile ass-kissing doesn't get you as far as it used to. NYTimes (04.13.08):
"Alberto R. Gonzales, like many others recently unemployed, has discovered how difficult it can be to find a new job. Mr. Gonzales, the former attorney general, who was forced to resign last year, has been unable to interest law firms in adding his name to their roster, Washington lawyers and his associates said in recent interviews. He has, through friends, put out inquiries, they said, and has not found any takers." In Job Search, Gonzales Sees No TakersOuch. This hurts. "'Maybe the passage of time will provide some opportunity for him,' said one Washington lawyer who was aware of an inquiry to his firm from a Gonzales associate." According to that lawyer ("who asked his name not be used because the situation being described was uncomfortable for Mr. Gonzales"), Alberto's inquiry wasn't "rebuffed" it was just "not taken up". As in they ignored him. In the meantime, Alberto is making a living on the lecture circuit, though not without some controversy. "His first speech at the University of Florida last November was interrupted by protesters dressed as detainees."