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Ted Olson for AG?



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I agree with Roger Clegg’s suggestion that Ted Olson would be the best nominee for attorney general.  Olson is currently heading Rudy Giuliani’s judicial advisory committee, which leads many to believe that he must be considered a likely Supreme Court nominee should the former mayor gain the White House (indeed, he should be considered that if any Republican wins in ‘08).  If that is even a possibility, it would appear risky for him to take what would necessarily be a relatively short-term appointment to the embattled DOJ.  It seems odd to say that serving as AG would not add to a resume, but given that Olson already has so much governmental and non-governmental experience, it would seem to add little, while subjecting him to the partisan slings-and-arrows that accompany one of the most politically scrutinized jobs in Washington.



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