Tuesday, March 20

Who wants Alberto Gonzales' job?

Its to bad. It will show weakness by the White House if they end up letting him go. Conservatives have to stop letting the left conjure controversies out of thin air.

A Republican source said Tuesday that Bush is "unmoved" and that Gonzales will not be pushed or fired, but instead will depart if he concludes he has lost his effectiveness because of the furor over the firing of eight U.S. attorneys.

At the same time, the president will be prepared if Gonzales steps aside. Republicans close to the White House continued to discuss potential replacements, including John Danforth, an Episcopal minister and former Republican senator from Missouri. "I think it is going to come down to who is willing to take the job," said an official close to the process.

Among the names floated Monday by administration officials were Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and White House anti-terrorism coordinator Frances Townsend. Former Deputy Attorney General Larry Thompson is a White House prospect. So is former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson, but sources were unsure whether he would want the job.

Notice the quote: "I think it is going to come down to who is willing to take the job."

It's becoming clear, I'm sure, that taking a job for a Republican administration is asking for unfair attacks. Who would want that? Liberals have turned public service into a three-ring circus -- they are the clowns with the big plastic squeaky hammer running around annoying everyone.

HT: Instapundit