Gonzalez: Bush's double-dare
I agree with this commenter over on the DailyKOS.
Bush did the same thing when he nominated Ashcroft. The entire purpose of this nomination is to test the resolve of the Democrats. If they fail this test then it will be open season for Bush to do pretty much anything he wants in the next two years.
Democrats MUST understand what is at stake here. Letting Gonzalez through without a serious bloodletting will only cement them into their weak position.