The White House has narrowed the search for a new Attorney General to four men:
Aides called around, asking about four candidates: former deputy attorney general Larry Thompson (who would be the first African-American A.G.), former solicitor general Ted Olson, former deputy A.G. George Terwilliger, and current Solicitor General Paul Clement (the acting A.G. once Gonzales leaves).I'm rooting for Thompson.
According to Newsweek's Michael Isikoff and Richard Wolffe, Gonzales told friends he resigned last week at the urging of his wife. Perhaps a more important reason was concern over the possibility that Gonzales had lied to Congress. Concern over such allegations led to a collapse in White House support for the embattled Attorney General.