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Massachusetts Liberal

Observations on politics, the media and life in Massachusetts and beyond from the left side of the road.

Friday, November 02, 2007

Stop torturing him

George Bush thinks Senate Democrats are being unfair to Attorney General-designate Michael Mukasey, insisting on asking him questions for which he has no answers.
“I believe that the questions he’s been asked are unfair. He’s not been read into the program — he has been asked to give opinions of a program or techniques of a program on which he’s not been briefed. I will make the case — and I strongly believe this is true — that Judge Mukasey is not being treated fairly.”
In other words, stop torturing the guy, he doesn't know the answers.

And lawmakers haven't even resorting to water boarding yet.

But then W offers a truly inviting option:

"If the Senate Judiciary Committee were to block Judge Mukasey on these grounds, they would set a new standard for confirmation that could not be met by any responsible nominee for attorney general," Bush said in a speech at The Heritage Foundation, a conservative think tank. "That would guarantee that America would have no attorney general during this time of war."
After Alberto Gonzales, it's hard to see where no attorney general is a bad option. Bush has declared the Constitution his personal Kleenex and any attorney general who does not stand up to him is worthless. Mukasey's performance before lawmakers suggests he is more of the same.

Maybe we should let George takes his ball and go home.

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