Despite a coordinated defense of Gonzalez’s conservative credentials by White House folks and the opportunity to increase Hispanic support for Republicans, I agree with William Kristol:
But the anti-Gonzales drumbeat on the right has not quieted. Haunted by Republican presidential court picks who have proved more moderate than they would like once on the bench, conservatives argue that Gonzales has not shown himself devoted to their cause on such hot-button issues as abortion and affirmative action. In the face of such concern, William Kristol, the editor of the conservative Weekly Standard, said that for Bush to pick Gonzales would be the equivalent of Bush’s father’s decision to break his “no new taxes” pledge.
Read the whole enchilada from the WaPo today here and decide for yourself.