As President Bush thinks about replacing AGAG, he needs to find someone of unimpeachable stature, who could get 90 votes in the Senate without breathing hard and who'd run the Department in a way that would make everyone proud.
It's so obvious. But will he do it? If past performance is any indicator of future results, in the end he'll choose someone who'll just be even more controversial and who'll have us yearning for the old days of Ashcroft and Gonzales.
It's a comfort to read that, for once, Bush is at least trying to think about finding a highly qualified candidate. But we'll see if he can come up with one who'd be willing to take the job.