Slobodan Milosevic

The worst job in the world [Commentary]

Let's say you are an intelligent, successful federal prosecutor from an elite law school and possessing all of the important political contacts in Washington, D.C. An election occurs. Your party wins, and the president-elect begins to put together a cabinet. One day you receive a call from the transition team. Senior aides want to know if you are interested in becoming the next U.S. attorney general.

You take it, right? Wrong. You tell the president-elect's people that they have the wrong number. Then you go radio silent until they stop calling.

I provide such advice because the office of attorney general has become the most dangerous position within the modern cabinet. The...