Upon hearing of the resignation of Alberto Gonzales, my first reaction was "it's about time". Gonzales functioned as a "yes man" for an administration that worked far too hard to expand executive power at the expense of the delicate balance of our system of government. He was incompetent, and was just another in a line of appointments made out of friendship rather than professionalism, such as Mike Brown and the ridiculous attempt to nominate Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court. While some of the current talk about a replacement centers around Michael Chertoff, I hope Bush reaches outside the current administration and staff to someone whose appointment will signal, much like the appointment of Secretary of Defense Gates, a focus on competency and professionalism.
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