Or would that be “Judi” in the plural?
“The nomination fight over attorney general nominee Michael B. Mukasey effectively came to an end yesterday, as two key Senate Democrats parted from their colleagues and announced their support for the former judge despite his controversial statements on torture. “The orchestrated announcements by Sens. Charles E. Schumer (N.Y.) and Dianne Feinstein (Calif.) virtually guarantee that Mukasey will be approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday, to be followed by his likely confirmation in the full Senate later in the month.”
Schumer’s defection doesn’t surprise me, given he was one of Mukasey’s “sponsors” (what are these, AA meetings? whenever nominated to a federal job you have to have your “sponsor” show up and vouch for you?).
But Feinstein? Says Dianne, “He’s not Alberto Gonzalez,” but instead a man who has “forged an independent life path as a practitioner of the law and a federal judge.”
What a cowed, half-ass defense that is. He’s not Alberto Gonzalez? That’s how low the bar has been set for a nominee to be AG of the United States?
Cross posted from AoF