Update (TL): Gonzales will make a statement at 10:30 am ET, I'll live blog it in a new thread. Bush is also expected to make a statement, and CNN says he will not be naming a replacement today. CNN says Chertoff is the favorite for ultimate replacement, also naming Paul Clement.
He finally did something right:
Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales, whose tenure has been marred by controversy and accusations of perjury before Congress, has resigned. A senior administration official said he would announce the decision later this morning in Washington.
I'm sure J. and TChris will have thoughts later.
Update [2007-8-27 8:52:49 by Big Tent Democrat]: One little comment. The Times reporter was upset that he was "misled":
As recently as Sunday afternoon, Mr. Gonzales was denying through his press spokesman, Brian Roehrkass, that he intended to leave.
Mr. Roehrkass said Sunday afternoon that he had telephoned Mr. Gonzales about the reports circulating in Washington that a resignation was imminent, “and he said it wasn’t true, so I don’t know what more I can say.”White House spokesmen also misled reporters on Sunday, insisting that there was no truth to the reports. Aides to senior members of the Senate Judiciary Committee said over the weekend that they had received no suggestion from the administration that Mr. Gonzales intended to resign.
Of all the "misleading" things done by BushCo to call out, this one seem rather minor. But worth noting.
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