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  •  Yeah, they prob'ly don't like him much n/t (1+ / 0-)
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      greenearth, AnnCetera, Mae

      I want the next AG to be somebody who isn't BFF with this White House.

      You can have your "Under God" back when I get my "Liberty and Justice For All" back.
      KE - The Blog

      by karateexplosions on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:19:50 AM PDT

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      •  Perhaps the Senate should provide (6+ / 0-)

        the White House with a list of acceptable nominees. Rather than sitting back and waiting for Bush to proffer another lackey, the Senate leadership could say, "Here's our list of 5 acceptable nominees. Send any other names to us and they will not reach the floor for a vote."

        It's a bad precedent, but the whole situation is now so polluted by this administration that I would appreciate seeing the Dems take the reins.

        "She was very young,he thought,...she did not understand that to push an inconvenient person over a cliff solves nothing." -1984

        by aggressiveprogressive on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:34:37 AM PDT

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        •  I Would Favor That Too (5+ / 0-)

          How about Patrick Fitzgerald?  He's a Bush appointee to US Attorney... let's give him a promotion.

          Obviously, that would never happen either, but...

          You can have your "Under God" back when I get my "Liberty and Justice For All" back.
          KE - The Blog

          by karateexplosions on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:37:46 AM PDT

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        •  I think Mukasey was already on the list (5+ / 0-)

          Schumer gave the administration.

          The trouble is, the administration has somehow gotten to Mukasey.  I wonder if Mukasey was hinting at something the seoond day of his hearing when he referred to his having had dinner with his family the previous evening.

          The influence of the [executive] has increased, is increasing, and ought to be diminished.

          by lysias on Mon Oct 29, 2007 at 11:41:01 AM PDT

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          •  Everyone will be "gotten to." Or gotten around. (8+ / 0-)

            Either way. No matter who's name we put on the door, the Department of Justice is being run from the White House.

            We know this. We're already halfway down the road investigating this. The White House has already defied Congressional subpoenas on this matter.

            There is no Department of Justice. There are people occupying the offices reserved for the Department of Justice. There are even people doing a good job at what they've been assigned to do there.

            But there's no Department of Justice in the sense that it's a place where the rule of law and the precepts of the Constitution will be protected against all enemies, foreign and domestic. Just the ones the White House OKs.

            And that's the problem.

            If your perpetrator is a drug dealer, a terrorist, or better yet, an elected Democrat, the wheels of justice will turn just as you've always seen them turn when the law was functioning as you learned that it would in school.

            But if there are questions about a high ranking Republican or the "administration" itself, you will notice a very different set of circumstances obtains. And that is a problem that a constitutional republic cannot live with.

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