Bush has picked his next AG..Per Politico The Asshat-in-Chief has selected: It's nearly official: President Bush is preparing to name Michael B. Mukasey, a former judge who was nominated to the federal bench by Ronald Reagan, to replace Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Republicans close to the process told Politico.
"It came down to confirmability," said a former Justice Department official involved in the conversations.
Isn't that something..he didn't want a pissing contest
Conservatives had been rooting for former Solicitor General Theodore B. (Ted) Olson, but Senator Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) vowed Wednesday to block his confirmation. Well well, it seems Harry rented a set of nads over at Nads R Us..amazing no?
Mukasey, 66, was Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, which includes Manhattan, until he went into private practice last year.
So a Texan who has long been part of the president's orbit is to be replaced by a New Yorker who is little-known to Washington conservatives. This has to be a good thing..doesn't it? We can hope..
Some New Joe Bonamassa for ya'all..
Tags: Mukasey, Attorney General nomination