So Gonzalez gave in finally. According to George Bush,
after months of unfair treatment that has created a harmful distraction at the Justice Department. His good name was dragged through the mud for political reasons.
Who can blame him? Good for him sticking it out this long.
Now the President gets to appoint a new Attorney General. Bloomberg is reporting that:
Bush may also clash with Congress over Gonzales’s successor, who must be confirmed by the Democratic-led Senate.
May clash? There’s an understatement. If Bush sends a nominee to the Senate, anyone worth nominating won’t be approved before 2009. Fortunately, Bloomberg is wrong about the second part. I’m just sure there’s a Senate vacation coming up. There’s always a Senate vacation coming up. (In fact, aren’t they on vacation right now? And does the fact that they call their vacations “recess” say anything about their maturity level? Nevermind.) A recess appointment at this stage won’t expire until the end of Bush’s term.
With Democrats approving guys like Milquetoast Gates, then knocking down their plans, the President ought to consider an appointment that shows that he still has some huevos and send it through as a recess appointment. So, who’s a lawyer that Democrats hate more than Gonzalez? I’m thinking “Scooter” Libby should be the next Attorney General of the United States.