Gonzales Role in Bush Jury Duty Exemption Questioned As the Senate Judiciary committee approves Alberto Gonzales' attorney general nomination, Democrats questioned Gonzales about his role in helping President Bush avoid jury duty in a drunken driving case back in 1996, a time when George Bush was the governor of Texas. Michele Norris talks with Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff about the incident.

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Gonzales Role in Bush Jury Duty Exemption Questioned

Gonzales Role in Bush Jury Duty Exemption Questioned

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As the Senate Judiciary committee approves Alberto Gonzales' attorney general nomination, Democrats questioned Gonzales about his role in helping President Bush avoid jury duty in a drunken driving case back in 1996, a time when George Bush was the governor of Texas. Michele Norris talks with Newsweek reporter Michael Isikoff about the incident.

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