September 17, 2007
Michael B. Mukasey : The Second Coming of Harriet Miers?
Word is that Judge Michael B. Mukasey is Bush's nominee for Attorney General. I don't really know much about Judge Mukasey yet. Apparently, both Chuck Schumer and leftist activist Nan Aron think he's peachy.
Other folks aren't so keen:
Some conservatives objected to the choice and "gave the White House an earful," according to one Republican familiar with the process.Echoing that:
Some of these critics raised the case of Supreme Court Justice David H. Souter, who was an enigma when nominated by President George H.W. Bush. He frequently is a liberal vote.
In "some conservative circles," meanwhile, "there is wariness of Mr. Mukasey," and "some compared" his "potential ascendancy with the nomination of Bush confidante Harriet Miers to the Supreme Court."I'll be honest. I was hoping to see Ted Olson as AG. Ted's a smart, tough-minded lawyer, and his nomination would've sent the lefties into conniptions.
For now, I'm reserving judgment on Mukasey. It's possible, I suppose, that the endorsement of Chuck Schumer and Nan Aron isn't as bad as it looks. Not likely, I think, but possible.