UPDATE: Gonzo just announced. It was a very brief speech, but he did manage to squeeze in a reference to protecting the rights and civil liverties of our citizens. I’m still laughing.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales resigned on Friday, with the official announcement expected shortly. Loyal to the end, he fell on his sword rather than forcing Bush to fire him — or that’s probably what we’re supposed to think.
CNN says Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff is the top contender to replace Gonzales, while MSNBC is speculating that it may be Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) or — what a concept! — someone in the Justice Department who actually has some experience and inside knowledge of the mess there.
Bush is scheduled to speak from Crawford later this morning. I wonder if he plans to name his nominee today or just hold a love-fest with Fredo.
Another high-level Bush appointee gone. It must be August.