Thursday, August 14, 2008

About Chuck and Diane

Isn't there someone, anyone out there who can crawl out from a brothel or an airport restroom stall and rid us of these tiresome frauds, Charles Schumer and Diane Feinstein?

Sens. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), whose votes were instrumental in Mukasey's nomination surviving the Judiciary Committee's review earlier this week [November 2007], both argued that the nominee's views on torture were inexcusable but otherwise praised him as someone who would clean up a Justice Department widely viewed as overly politicized under Gonzale's nearly three-year tenure.
Their spirit o' craven compromise gave us Attorney General Mukasey, who couldn't tell during his confirmation hearings whether waterboarding is torture because he hadn't been briefed, and then couldn't tell after his confirmation whether waterboarding is torture because he's a filthy black-souled bootlick, which is precisely why Bush picked him in the first place.

But that's not all. Mukasey's answer to Schumer's and Feinstein's hopes about cleaning up the Department of Justice came this week:
Mukasey said the findings in two recent reports by Inspector General Glenn A. Fine -- that a group of influential Gonzales aides considered politics and ideology in hiring career employees and summer interns -- were "disturbing."

The aides violated civil service laws and department regulations, Mukasey said, but they did not commit crimes that could send them to jail.

"Where there is evidence of criminal wrongdoing, we vigorously investigate it. And where there is enough evidence to charge someone with a crime, we vigorously prosecute," Mukasey said in a speech to the American Bar Assn. in New York. "But not every wrong, or even every violation of the law, is a crime."
Neat. Thanks, Chuck and Diane. I'm sure this will pay off nicely in the form of campaign ads touting your willingness to "cross party lines" to grant sweeping powers to vicious, amoral hacks.

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