Alberto Gonzales to Replace Sandra Day O'Connor Says Bill Kristol


Bill Kristol says that Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor will step down next week — not the Chief Justice as everyone has been expecting — and that the President will replace her with his close friend, Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. (Heard hangin’ out at the Corner from John Podhoretz.)


Alberto Gonzales

A moderate for a moderate. That’s how they’ll sell it. That’s how Washington works.


Sandra Day O’Connor

Credit: Joe Marquette

EPA/Associated Press

The Gonzalez appointment has been kickin’ around for a looong time. The President is determined to see him on the High Court. For more on Gonzalez and the politics of his nomination, see this 2003 article from Ramesh Ponnuru.


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