Hola, Al­berto

The Washington Times Weekly - - NATIONAL -

At­tor­ney Gen­eral Al­berto R. Gon­za­les is safe for now, ac­cord­ing to the Wash­ing­ton Prowler. Pre­vi­ously, the White House was con­sid­er­ing Texas Sen. John Cornyn and Se­cu­ri­ties and Ex­change Com­mis­sion Chair­man Chris Cox to re­place him.

“But af­ter some ini­tial in­ter­nal dis­cus­sion, ac­cord­ing to White House in­sid­ers, plans to dump Gon­za­les were dropped,” the Prowler said April 30.

“Even if we’d nom­i­nated some­one like Cornyn, it wasn’t clear that we had the strat­egy or the chits to call in to get him con­firmed in a timely man­ner,” a White House source said. “And Cox has been a dis­ap­point­ment at the SEC. He’s shown too much of a will­ing­ness to work with the Demo­cratic mem­bers of the com­mis­sion.”

The Prowler con­cluded, “As it stands, look for a clean­ing of the house in lower ranks of the Jus­tice De­part­ment’s po­lit­i­cal ap­pointees, with Gon­za­les stay­ing on for a pe­riod.”

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