AG Gonzales was down in Florida yesterday for a speech, and what he said during and after in a question and answer session may shed some additional light on both his thinking and that of the White House’s vis a vis the SCOTUS nomination.
Gonzales had some very nice things to say about Chief Justice William Rehnquist, his judicial philosophy and tenure on the court. One couldn’t help get the sense that Gonzales was in a bit of campaign mode. Keep in mind that Gonzales remains a key adviser on the SCOTUS nomination, particularly because he knows as much if not more about the talent out there, particularly on Bush judges at the Federal level.
More on the Gonzales speech should start popping up around the Net later today or tomorrow as word begins to spread.