Yet Another Name In the AG Race

Just a few days ago, the New York Times was reporting that Ted Olson looked like the frontrunner to replace Alberto Gonzales. Now there’s a new contender in the mix: former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey. He’s apparently been on the list from the beginning, but he isn’t popular with some Republicans who are unhappy that Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) finds him acceptable. Schumer, evaluating Mukasey along with some other candidates, said they were “conservative Republicans, but they put the rule of law first.”

Oh, the horror! How on earth would we survive an Attorney General who places the rule of law above loyalty to the Republican party? Geez, haven’t these people noticed yet that putting partisanship first is a recipe for disaster?

Meanwhile, I’m wondering why Bush isn’t kicking, screaming, and digging in his heels for Olson. Could it be he actually took Harry Reid seriously when Reid said he’d block the nomination? The Gonzo replacement watch continues…

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  1. [...] more than a little surprised that Bush backed down from a confirmation fight and chose Michael Mukasey over Ted Olson. Was Olson just a stalking horse, put out there to see how far Bush could go? Or is [...]

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