“Attorney General Gonzales is in good spirits,” a Justice Department official says, adding that Gonzales “spoke with a handful of senators” today. “He’s optimistic, feeling good. He is eager to get on with the other important work of the department.”
UPDATE: More details:
White House insiders told CNN after the testimony that Gonzales hurt himself during his testimony. […]
“Everyone’s putting their best public face on,” one source said, “but everyone is discouraged. Everyone is disappointed.” […]
One official, who works closely with Gonzales, described him as “out of touch” with the political pulse in Washington. The official said the attorney general is still optimistic that he can remedy the situation.
Digby has more on claims that Ted Olson is leading the pack of suggested Gonzales replacements.