It’s doubtbul that Bush was all that hesitant to let Gonzales go, said DailyKos. This will take a little heat off the administration. “A replacement hasn’t been named, but we’ll soon find out if the rumors about (Homeland Security Secretary) Michael Chertoff are true.”
“Why Chertoff?” said Paul Bernard on U.S. News and World Report online. “Officials say he’s got fans on Capitol Hill, is untouched by the Justice prosecutor scandal, and has more experience than Gonzales did, having served as a federal judge and assistant attorney general.”
Bush will have to choose Gonzales’ replacement carefully, said Mark Silva in Tribune’s The Swamp blog. The person he nominates will have to be someone who can both win confirmation from a Democrat-controlled Senate and “restore confidence in a Justice Department that has been rocked by political controversy.”
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