All over the news today: Alberto Gonzales resigns.
Attorney General Alberto Gonzales is resigning, Bush administration officials said, after months of accusations that he politicized the U.S. Justice Department and misled Congress over the firing of U.S. prosecutors and wiretapping of suspected terrorists.
The officials, who requested anonymity, confirmed a New York Times report that Gonzales is stepping down. Gonzales will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Washington time. Solicitor General Paul Clement, the administration’s top courtroom lawyer, is expected to take over on a temporary basis until a permanent replacement is named, Justice Department officials said.
Rumor has it that he is to be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Oh, and the “In with the boob?” bit in the heading was just an attempt to make a less drab title – I don’t know of anything that actually suggests Chertoff would be a bad choice. He’s experienced and seems to have done a decent job in his current position.