An allegedly intelligent replacement for Gonzales who holds the very same theories of executive supremacy (i.e., monarchism)

Russ Feingold (h/t Josh Marshall @ TPM):

I will vote against the nomination of Judge Mukasey to be the next Attorney General. This was a difficult decision, as Judge Mukasey has many impressive qualities. He is intelligent and experienced and appears to understand the need to depoliticize the Department of Justice and restore its credibility and reputation.

At this point in our history, however, the country also needs an Attorney General who will tell the President that he cannot ignore the laws passed by Congress. Unfortunately, Judge Mukasey was unwilling to reject the extreme and dangerous theories of executive power that this administration has put forward.

The nation’s top law enforcement officer must be able to stand up to a chief executive who thinks he is above the law. The rule of law is too important to our country’s history and to its future to compromise on that bedrock principle.

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3 Responses to “An allegedly intelligent replacement for Gonzales who holds the very same theories of executive supremacy (i.e., monarchism)”

  1. sally gardner Says:

    Dear Senator Feingold,

    You are doing the right thing. Now, if you can get Senators Feinstein and Schumer to vote NO, we have a chance at a judiciary in line with the US Constitution.
    Thank you,
    Sally Gardner

  2. Multi Medium » Principles Says:

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  3. fairlane Says:

    Amen brother Russ.


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