Attorney General Mukasey Collapses Under Weight of DOJ's Evil
Late last night during a speech at the Federalist Society, Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey collapsed and was taken to George Washington University Hospital. It was not clear whether the 67 year-old AG had had a stroke.
It was clear from the gitgo that when George W. Bush nominated Mukasey, the former presiding judge over the Susan Lindauer non-trial, he was more interested in installing a mere placeholder to supplant Alberto Gonzales rather than reform at the Justice Department. And no one, it seems, except for me was shocked that Bush trolled through the pension rolls and Guiliani's presidential campaign in order to maintain the corrupt status quo.
Michael B. Mukasey, in his short tenure as the nation's top law enforcement officer, isn't corrupt or incompetent as was Gonzales. But Mukasey's role at the DOJ was obviously to stonewall Congress and to act as the Republican loyalist, nothing more or nothing less. The Attorney General of the United States of America is an unimaginably important position, one that touches on not only law enforcement here at home but, in the post-9/11 world, even national security.
The nod never should've gone to a frail little man in his mid-60's who had the sense to retire from the bench and the Senate never should've given to him the awesome responsibilities of heading up our Department of Justice simply because his name wasn't Alberto Gonzales.
So, when George W. Bush was notified in Peru of the Attorney General's collapse, what was his response? According to Dana Perino, "The president has him in his thoughts and will be kept apprised and hopes that he will be back up and at 'em again soon."
I sincerely hope that Judge Mukasey makes a full recovery but he should continue his retirement before neocons start barging into his hospital room and go "at 'im" to sign off on warrantless wiretapping or torture.