Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Asshat General

What did you expect? After all, he took an oath to George W. Bush when he was sworn in, didn't he? No, wait... that was what Sarah Taylor told the Senate Judiciary Committee. Here's the actual oath of office taken by Federal employees:

I, [name], do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter. So help me God.

So, we replaced the imbecilic and corrupt Abu Gonzales with a more intelligent and therefore even more corrupt Mike Mukasey. Way to go, DiFi and Schumer! Yes, we can thank our glorious Democratic majority for screwing over the country by confirming officials like Mukasey, soulless sycophants whose only concern is covering their boss's ass (and thereby saving theirs).

The Rude One sums it all up far more skillfully (and rudely) than I ever could here.

Editorial - Mr. Mukasey in Denial - Editorial -
Conservatives like to talk about personal responsibility, but Attorney General Michael Mukasey does not seem to think it applies to the Bush administration. In a speech on Tuesday, he described the shameful politicization of the Justice Department as a “painful” episode in which “the system failed.”

Mr. Mukasey made no mention of the role played by his predecessor, Alberto Gonzales, and other members of President Bush’s inner circle. There is by now strong reason to believe that they were involved in plans to fire United States attorneys for political reasons, fill other important positions on the basis of partisanship rather than competence and order prosecutions designed to help Republicans win elections.

The department has never properly pursued the bad actors. It has shown no real concern for the victims. Mr. Mukasey’s cynical remarks shrugging off the whole scandal should prod Congress to pursue it even more vigorously.


Mr. Mukasey should have said that based on the recent reports he is going to personally and vigorously pursue allegations of politicization in the department, no matter where they lead. He should have talked about the exhaustive efforts he is making to get to the bottom of Mr. [Don] Siegelman’s allegations.


We opposed Mr. Mukasey’s confirmation because we feared that he would worry more about defending the Bush administration than enforcing the law. His speech to the bar association is further evidence that, like his predecessor, he cares more about politics than justice.
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