The Senate confirmed Michael B. Mukasey for Attorney General.
You know, this should be pretty interesting news, but after almost seven years of Bush appointments, we already know that he is neither the best or the brightest.
One thing that he has going for his is his support for the Patriot Act and an inability to define the term "torture".
Five Democrat Senators voted to confirm him. This shows that my party has very loose standards on who we let run for office. Our Senators that are running for President didn't vote. It was an unexpected late night vote. How convenient.
The five that openly went along with the confirmation were Schumer NY, Feinstein CA, Bayh IN, Carper DE, Landrieu LA and Nelson NE.
p m carpenter's commentary puts it in perspective.
Schumer's been up to a lot of strange tricks lately. In June he was looking to raise taxes on publicly traded equity firms. In July, after $50,000 was paid to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, Schumer rolled. Now we know what Schumer's principles are selling for.
Lobbyists for the private equity and hedge fund industries are now targeting freshmen "Blue Dog" Democrats, good choice since they are basically Republicans. Democracy in action, to the highest bidder.
Former NYC police commissioner and Bush's former Iraq advisor and pick to head Homeland Security Bernie Kerik has been busted, mostly for being stupid.
Computer crashed, so this is it for now. Later.