What do people know about Gonzalez? I have to admit that I'm pretty unfamiliar with him.
Apparently he's been spoken of as a possible Supreme Court nominee, so for Bush this also has the perk of setting him up for the nomination (and to see if anything terrible will come out during this nomination process).
His most famous work to date has been coming up with the legal justificaiton of holding all the detainees in Cuba with no hope of legal counsel and working to justify our ignoring of the Geneva convention when "interrogating" captives.
His best line was when he refered to the Geneva convention as "quaint".