MSNBC is reporting that according to an e-mail they received, Senators Diane Feinstein and Charles Schumer have caved and WILL vote for MichaelMukasey, President Bush's Attorney General nominee. Contact Feinstein and Schumer and tell them that a man who can't say if waterboarding is torture and believes the president is above the law is not an acceptable choice to lead the Department of Justice.
It is absolutely the case that Mukasey is a True Believer in all of the most extreme positions of the Bush administration regarding presidential power. That has been clear from the beginning. It is why he was chosen. After all, as a federal judge, he ruled thatthe President has the power to detain American citizens on U.S. soil indefinitely without ever having to charge them with a crime -- a position he more or less repeated on the first day of his confirmation hearing.