President Bush may have scored a hit.
Former federal judge Michael Mukasey, picked by t Bush to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general, appears unlikely to face a nastyconfirmation battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate.
Mukasey handled high-profile terrorism cases as chief judge of the federal courthouse in Manhattan for six years.
Mukasey, 66, currently serves as a judicial adviser to GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani.
The New York native has received endorsements in the past from liberals and while some legal conservatives have expressed reservations about his record on the federal bench, other conservatives are happy about the decision.
All of this begs the question of why Bush couldn't have come up with a choice like this the first time around.