Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Brilliant Move By Bush

It hurts me to say it, but I think the nomination of Judge Mukasey to be Attorney General is a stroke of political genius. The Democratic leadership in the Senate is saying this shows "a new attitude" on the part of the White House. Even some normally skeptical bloggers seem to think it makes a difference who the new Attorney General is.

Let's keep clear heads people. Mukasey will be Attorney General for just over a year. Do we think this administration will allow a short-term lame-duck Attorney General put some checks on its power grabs? They will do whatever it takes to get what they want. If Judge Mukasey puts up a stop sign, what makes anyone think they will pay attention? Basically, this seems like a nice gift to Judge Mukasey, and it allows the administration to claim it is being reasonable. Count me as a skeptic.

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