...that step down amid allegations of scandal or abuse of power before the president's praise about Alberto Gonzales' honorable name being dragged through the mud just rings completely hollow? At some point (Oh, I don't know, when the top law-and-order official in a law-and-order administration puts loyalty to his boss above the law? Maybe? Or when actual apparently honorable people resign because they don't think they can do their jobs anymore in an ethical manner? Maybe?) George Bush is going to have to come to terms with the idea that what he considers honor might only be misplaced adherence to a good-ole-boy-network ethic to hold on to power no matter what. That's not honor; that's arrogance and greed.
And my vote for Gonzales' replacement? Realistically speaking, of course, it will have to be a Republican. I would trust John Danforth. He seems moderate, sensible, and beyond ethical reproach. And as a former senator, he would likely be confirmed easily.