Is Gonzales out of the running?
White House Counsel Alberto Gonzales was nominated by President George W. Bush to succeed John Ashcroft, who resigned.
Was it a bittersweet day for Gonzales? Prior to this, he was the focus of heavy speculation as a future Supreme Court nominee.
At a minimum, his selection as Attorney General has to limit his chances of being chosen to fill a high court vacancy.
It is widely speculated that the President would like to nominate a Hispanic to the Supreme Court.
Could Gonzales' loss (if becoming Attorney General can ever be described as a "loss") be the gain of Emilio Garza or Miguel Estrada?