So what should acting U.S. Attorney for the District of Columbia Channing D. Phillips do if he is replaced by President Barack Obama’s nominee for the position, Ron Machen?
Run for mayor of D.C., suggests Washington City Paper’s “Loose Lips” columnist Mike DeBonis, who listed Phillips among six people he’d like to see run.
“Phillips is likely headed to DOJ headquarters to work for old boss Eric Holder, but LL would love to see the guy stay in the local realm,” writes DeBonis. “He’s a native Washingtonian and the son of a D.C. civil rights icon — the Rev. Channing E. Phillips.”
If D.C. ever gets to elect an attorney general, DeBonis also suggests Phillips should run for that post. But that might come to pass — The Washington Post recently editorialized that an elected attorney general would weaken the office.