Suppose Bush offers just political hacks for the AG position, and the Senate rejects them all. In desperation, could he reinstate Gonzales and insist that by law, a confirmation hearing is unnecessary because the Senate already approved him previously?
Too inane to consider?
Well, the Senate wants a person who has full respect for the rule of law over politics. If Bush ends up with an AG who fits that bill, he is faced with the prospect of endless prosecutions to current and past members of his administration, including Cheney and perhaps even himself.
How can W put forth an honest and dedicated man for the job?