Gonzales vows to cling to post, confidence or not.

Faced with calls for his resignation and a looming no-confidence vote, Alberto Gonzales today vowed he will remain attorney general through the end of President Bush’s second term. “I know that I only have 18 months left in my term as attorney general,” he said in a speech to law enforcement officials, promising to “sprint to the finish line” to “accomplish all the goals that are important to me.” Watch it:

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CNN notes, “News reporters were carefully kept away from the attorney general so he could not be questioned.”