My crystal ball is still cloudy, but there are a few images starting to take shape in the fog.
Legal Times' sister paper, The National Law Journal, says two of the most confirmable prospects are Solicitor General Paul Clement, who will serve as acting attorney general until a permanent replacement is named, and retired New York federal judge Michael Mukasey, now of Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler.
Mukasey likely has support from Sen. Charles Schumer of New York, a prominent Democrat who has made it clear he intends to have a voice in the process of nominating a new AG.
Other names: former Rep. Chris Cox, now chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission, and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff, whose appointment would leave a vacancy that also requires confirmation.
Meanwhile, Thinkprogress.org cites "a source close to the White House" who says ex-Deputy Attorney General George Terwilliger III is "looking very good" to replace Alberto Gonzales, but former Solicitor General Ted Olson and Senior D.C. Circuit Judge Laurence Silberman are still in the mix.