According to The Politico, President Bush has narrowed the list of possible Gonzales replacements down to five finalists:* Michael Mukasey, former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New YorkMukasey, Olson and Thompson are currently serving on GOP presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani's Justice Advisory Committee.
* Ted Olson, Solicitor General from June 2001 to July 2004 Laurence H. Silberman, a senior circuit judge on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
* George J. Terwilliger, Deputy Attorney General from 1991-93 under Pres. George H.W. Bush
* Larry D. Thompson, Deputy Attorney General to John Ashcroft from May 2001 to August 2003. If nominated, Thompson would be the first African American Attorney General.