Mukasey as AG Nominee Doesn't Think There Should be Any Limits on Bush Spying on AmericansSomervell County Salon-Glen Rose, Rainbow, Nemo, Glass....Texas


Mukasey as AG Nominee Doesn't Think There Should be Any Limits on Bush Spying on Americans

19 October 2007 at 11:01:30 AM

Sigh. The Senate Dems, most of them, voted with Republicans to give the Attorney General, who would be THIS man, the position to be the one that would oversee Bush's spying program.

Several times during the hearing, Democrats appeared frustrated with Mukasey's answers, saying they were troubled that he wouldn't object to unchecked executive powers in the name of the war on terror.

"I am concerned that you leave some opening that different parts of our government may be held to different standards, or that some may be authorized to act outside the law," said Sen. Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., the Judiciary Committee chairman.

Despite his wrangling with Democrats, Mukasey is expected to be confirmed by the end of the month.

So. I guess Leahy's not TOO concerned, now is he? Where are our heroes?????

Mukasey, however, left open the possibility that the president's executive powers might allow him to act contrary to the law.

"So are you telling the committee, Judge, that anytime the president is acting to safeguard the national security against a terrorist threat, he does not have to comply with statute?" asked Sen. Russ Feingold, D-Wis.

Mukasey denied that he was allowing for the assertion of unlimited executive powers, but he added that the president had certain "exclusive" powers, as did each branch of government.

Just like Nixon, eh? It's Not Breaking the Law When the President Does It.

Oh, Good. Glad that's settled. Why should pesky issues like an Alberto Gonzales clone who also sidesteps separation of powers in government, won't step out against Bush's spying, and can't say that waterboarding is torture stand in the way of this man being AG? Pfffttt! I thought the Dems were NUTS to confirm Alberto G in the first place and they will be worthy of no respect at all if they confirm this man.

P.S. I thought they said they had to see Bush's papers on spying first???? Was that all just Big Ole Gas Bags blowing hot air for the benefit of the public?

     Views: 657 
Latest Blog Post by salon -Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Sessions (2) Dec 23 2019

 You! Leave a Comment! You Know you Want To!
You must be a registered member to comment on the blog.
Your first post is held pending approval to make sure you're not a spammer bot

 Not registered? Or you can login!

LOGON - Name:Password:

New poster comments are moderated, meaning they won't show up until approved... or not.  Be patient-we have lives outside this blog, so it might take awhile You want to be rude? totally stupid? inappropriate? Racist? Bigoted? Flame war baiter? Your post may be deleted. Spammers or people posting pretend interest comments but really wanting to hawk their latest book or sell stuff or govt propaganda flacks won't see their posts published. Comments do not necessarily reflect the viewpoint of the site owner(salon).
If you have a problem with logging in or registering, please speak up right away. Love your comments. Oh, except spammers
More on commenting


Click Here for Main Page

Today Is  
Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Latest Posts

Paul Harper offered to settle State of Texas ex rel. Best v Harper lawsuit for $68k back in 2016
pharper 12/29/2019 Views 688

Video- Somervell County Commissioners Court Special Sessions (2) Dec 23 2019

salon 12/23/2019 Views 715

Top 100 Posts on Somervell County Salon for 2019

salon 12/22/2019 Views 519

Plans for Somervell County Salon Blog for 2020
salon 12/22/2019 Views 417

Imagine you were called up for jury duty and some people said they'd already made up their mind
salon 12/22/2019 Views 437

National Review on Removing Trump from Office (12/2019)
salon 12/22/2019 Views 432

More Blog Headlines



salon > Quick update on this, via Pacer-Click on pic to see larger (Turk Case Update- Telephone Conference Hearing Set for March 8 2019 )

salon > Lance Been awhile. Send me an email at with the names of who you're talking about, above. Also, the newspaper editor is no longer local, ie officed here, but the paper is run.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I'd love to see the Hotel Guest books and see if Jacene's name shows up long before he officially *found* the tracks.  I'd like to know if the Visitor's Bureau has emails wit.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

LanceHall > I see the land or that part of it is now in the hands of Glen Rose's own Corky Underwood. Is Jacene still involved?   I had already informed the Visitor Bureau manager (who's.... (What Happened to Jerry Jacene? )

Home | Blog Home | About | News | Piazza | Calendar | Audio/Video/Open Rec | Search
Write!  |profile | quotes |
top Daily | top Weekly |top Month | top Year | Top All! | archives | subscribe RSS