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Friday, November 02, 2007

The Mukasey Nomination

The following letter went to my 2 US Senators, Russ Feingold and Herb Kohl, both of whom serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee. (They got variant versions of the 3rd paragraph.)

Those who are also inclined to contact the senators may do so via their websites:

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So Michael Mukasey won't answer the question about whether waterboarding constitutes torture, eh? Well, how does America deal with people who won't answer questions when asked? That's right: WE WATERBOARD THEM! So let's see if Mr. Mukasey is more forthcoming on the subject after you've run him thru a couple of hours worth of it, preferably live on national TV.

Or, for a less thrilling but more responsible course of action, you could just vote to declare this obviously unqualified creep as unqualified, the way the Judiciary Committee SHOULD have done with Alberto Gonzalez.

[To Feingold:] I know you're fond of giving people like John Ashcroft the benefit of the doubt, but, really, how many times do you have to get whacked upside the head with a 2x4 to get the message that there's good reason for those doubts, and the "good reason" begins with the fact that they've been nominated by America's foremost war criminal so he'll have someone to cover his ass?

[To Kohl:] It doesn't take a genius to see that the most recent batch of fascist judges and AGs have been nominated by America's foremost war criminal so he'll have someone to cover his ass. Use your eyes, review the track record, exercise your good judgment, and vote AGAINST this guy.


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