I came up with it after hearing somebody on Larry King this morning saying that Fitzgerald's performance had been so impressive, that if his case was as strong, he was sure to be a nominee for the Attorney General someday.
Well, why not now? After all, what are two problems that the administration wants to go away, or at least make as better as they can right now? Fitzgerald and a replacement nominee for Miers.
And let's remember that before Bush's stunning--and not in a good way--choice of Miers, much of the speculation had focused on Attorney General Alberto Gonzales. So: Bush nominates Gonzales to the Supreme Court, and asks Fitzgerald to be the new Attorney General.
Oh, relax--it almost certainly won't happen. It's too obvious a bribe and an attempt to save Bush's sorry ass, for one thing. For another, Fitzgerald looks too much like Gary Cooper in a Frank Capra movie right now to accept it if it did.
And granted, the rationale for Miers's withdrawal would seem to preclude Gonzales as a candidate as well. Bush said:
"It is clear that senators would not be satisfied until they gained access to internal documents concerning advice provided during her tenure at the White House, disclosures that would undermine a president's ability to receive candid counsel"
So clearly, this half-baked scheme is what he should not do. But...can anyone among you say you think this president isn't capable of doing exactly the opposite of what he should do, let alone what he's said he'll do?
Just think about it as you read the next paragraphs.
In the "the GOP is turning on each other like runner-up beauty queens" department, Steve from TNG concludes:
Keep in mind that Libby is a lawyer. In addition to being broke, he faces disbarment, which means he doesn't make any more money, ever. That is a vice on his balls which Fitzgerald is using like Joe Pesci in Casino. Libby has to be shitting himself, seeing how David Brooks wrote him off like a Thai hooker on a business trip. How the new spin is that it's "just one man".