If the Bush Administration went looking for a successor to John Ashcroft, who would it pick? Justice Department veteran Larry Thompson's departure for corporate America left the administration without an obvious choice, say some insiders. That's because the White House, known for putting a premium on political loyalty, apparently doesn't view Deputy Attorney General James Comey as a team player. One contender tops many GOP wish lists, however.
For Next Attorney General, Don't Look to Deputy
October 27, 2004