(guest blogged by Bill W.)
The message from Bush to the Democratically controlled Congress was simple: Approve Mukasey or we will all die, and it will be all your fault.
Bush: "The job of Attorney General is essential to the security of America" ... "Some in Washington should spend more time responding to the warnings of terrorists like Osama bin Laden, and the requests of our commanders on the ground, and less time responding to the demands of MoveOn.org bloggers and Code Pink protesters."
(Nicole: Wow. How much more irrelevant can the President get when he starts adopting Fox News talking points instead of vice versa? You know the old Gandhi saying, "first, they ignore you..." Well, fellow bloggers, if the Spoiled Brat in Chief is any guide, we're close to winning.)
Who said this?
"I don't know where bin Laden is. I have no idea and really don't care. It's not that important. It's not our priority."
"I don't know where he is. I'll repeat what I said. I truly am not that concerned about him."
"Deep in my heart I know the man's on the run, if he's alive at all...I just don't spend much time on it, really, to be honest with you."
And who disbanded the CIA unit dedicated to finding bin Laden?
UPDATE: The President has
thrown a tantrum drawn a line in the sand: No attorney general if not Mukasey (h/t FSA in the comments).