Republican Presidential Rudy Giuliani, right, and his wife Judith Nathan, center, listen as former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson speaks during a news conference in Washington, Monday, March 12, 2007.
President Bush is expected to choose a replacement for Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales by the middle of next week, and former solicitor general Theodore B. Olson has emerged as one of the leading contenders for the job, according to sources inside and outside the government who are familiar with White House deliberations.
Other candidates still in the running include former deputy attorney general George J. Terwilliger III and D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Laurence H. Silberman, according to the sources, who declined to be identified because of the sensitivity of the discussions.
Rudy also lost former Congressman Jim Nussle from Iowa to be President Bush’s Budget Director.
By the way, Olson will make a fine AG…….