Don’t expect the Justice Department to become better under a Gonzales lead. While he lacks at least some of the religious fervor that Ashcroft has he is no fan of civil rights. As perhaps the most egregious example he is the author of the memo saying that in the war on terror torture of prisoners is justified, and called the Geneva conventions regarding prisoners “quaint.” Also, secrecy, it would seem, is Gonzales’ middle name. The White House declined to release his middle name saying he prefers to use just the initial “R.” Gonzales is also exceptionally loyal to the White House, more so than Ashcroft who did disagree with Bush on a few things. This means a tight knit consolidated power structure that is only bad for America, especially as all the other Cabinet level critics are also expected to leave.