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.”