The latest attorney general nominee strikes me as a reason to hope. He’s not the rockhead lackey that The Little Legal Creep was, but seems a capable judge and attorney.

You have to wonder what goes on in the Bush mind. He follows up an excellent SCOTUS nomination (Roberts) with one of the worst nominations in history (Harriet Myers). He puts Gonzalez in charge at Justice and Brown in charge of FEMA, but taps Condi Rice and Colin Powell to head the State Department. His nominees are either great or terrible. WTF?!

The great news is that nominating someone like Mukasey indicate the Rice faction is winning the internecine White House war. I predict that they will call for the closure of Gitmo within six months.

And Mitt Romney will say he favored closing it all along.

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