Washington whispers.

The buzz among top Bushies is that beleaguered Attorney General Alberto Gonzales finally plans to depart and will be replaced by Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Why Chertoff? Officials say he’s got fans on Capitol Hill, is untouched by the Justice prosecutor scandal…

And so forth.

When I suggested a job change for Chertoff a while back, taking over Gonzales’s slot wasn’t exactly what I had in mind.