It appears that Michael Chertoff may be the replacement for Alberto Gonzales. Chertoff would come with good national security credentials to signal that the administration is not going soft on terror. He is also a former judge. Notably, he once worked Rudolph Giuliani against the mob in New York. One problem for democratic and independent citizens is Chertoff’s role in drafting the Patriot Act. His nomination would also place the Administration’s record on terror in the spotlight.