In defending their votes for Michael Mukasey - an otherwise seemingly respectable man who somehow deliberately refuses to label waterboarding as illegal torture - Diane Feinstein and Chuck Schumer have made a clear statement about the standards to which they hold our country:
First and foremost, Michael Mukasey is not Alberto Gonzales.From Schumer:
Under this administration, (the) nominee will certainly never share our views on issues like torture and wiretapping.In other words:
When an administration, so political, so out of touch with the realities of governing and so contemptuous of the rule of law is in charge, we are never left with an ideal choice. Judge Mukasey is not my ideal choice. However, Judge Mukasey, whose integrity and independence is respected even by those who oppose him, is far better than anyone could expect from this administration.
We should give President Bush everything he wants, because he could want something worse!So tell me, Senators Feinstein and Schumer:
What could be worse than losing your rights of habeas corpus with a President who can declare you an enemy combatant and
Yeah, I suppose Feinstein and Schumer could be commended for providing enough oversight to protect the country from the equivalent of a President Jeffrey Dahmer, or a President John Wayne Gacy. So far, George Bush hasn’t been allowed to cook and eat his enemies and store their bones under the White House!
Nice job, Senators!