The selection of James Comey is designed to take a major swipe at the methods and practices of the Bush Administration. This will not get thinking people to give the President a pass on privacy or the rule of law; far from it. Comey is a really good selection if you want someone to run the FBI like an actual law enforcement agency. The problem is, Comey is going to take down Republicans and Democrats alike, and the corruption that exists in our society is so pervasive that Comey could work for the next twenty years and not make a dent in it.
Reminding people of how lawless the Bush Administration is not going to win Comey a lot of votes in the Senate. Will he even be allowed to see his confirmation vote go to the floor of the Senate? Will they filibuster that, too?