CRAWFORD, Texas - Attorney General Alberto Gonzales has resigned, ending a monthslong standoff with critics over the botched handling of FBI terror investigations and the firings of U.S. attorneys, officials said Monday.
The likely temporary replacement for Gonzales is Solicitor General Paul Clement, who would take over until a permanent replacement is found, according to a senior administration official who spoke on condition of anonymity.
The Justice Department planned a news conference for 10:30 a.m. EDT,in Washington. President Bush was expected to discuss Gonzales' departure - first reported on The New York Times' Web site - at his Crawford, Texas, ranch, before leaving on a trip to western states
I was never really a fan of his. He seemed too much like a yesman for my taste, and certainly was no friend of the 2nd Amendment. We've had much worse AGs like Janet "Waco" Reno, but we've had better. We'll see who the replacement is. Alex Kozinski or another libertarian leaner would be a great pick, but that isn't likely going to happen.