Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.
Mr. Gonzales, who had rebuffed calls for his resignation, submitted his to President Bush by telephone on Friday, the official said. His decision was not immediately announced, the official added, until after the president invited him and his wife to lunch at his ranch near here.
Mr. Bush has not yet chosen a replacement but will not leave the position open long, the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because the resignation had not yet been made public.
That’s according to the New York Times. According to CNN:
President Bush will likely nominate Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff to replace Alberto Gonzales as Attorney General, senior administration officials told CNN Monday.
Chertoff, 53, previously sat on the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals, which handles appeals from New Jersey, Delaware, Pennsylvania
and the Virgin Islands.
Two things come to mind. The first one is "be careful what you wish for…" Gonzo was bad, but is "Skeletor" Chertoff any better? Think of the doubletalk after Katrina for a clue…
The second thing is, does George W. Bush know anyone? Has any administration in history recycled the same people more often than this Bush Administration?
We have to get rid of these people… we have to…