David Kurtz has this to say:
Conservative super-lawyer Ted Olson is the front-runner to be President Bush’s pick for attorney general. Senate Dems are less than thrilled, but if last week’s 4th Circuit nominee is any indication (oh, and the last 6 1/2 years), the White House will not be offering a consensus-building nominee. We already know that Senate Democrats are threatening to slow down the nomination until they get responses from the Department of Justice and White House to some of their oversight requests, but will Senate Dems fight this nomination on its merits?
Wikipedia has this to say:
Olson’s third wife, Barbara K. Olson, was a passenger on the hijacked American Airlines Flight 77 that was crashed into the Pentagon on September 11, 2001 (his 61st birthday). The following year Olson met Lady Booth, a tax attorney and native of Kentucky, and the two were married on October 21, 2006 in Napa County, California . Booth has described herself as a Democrat; her only federal campaign contribution has been to $2,300 to Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani . Olson also has contributed nearly $3000 in his own name to Giuliani, as well as to other Republican politicians and PACs.