Why it sometimes makes me sick to be a Democrat:
The confirmation of Michael B. Mukasey as attorney general appeared to be all but certain on Friday after two key Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee announced they would support the nomination despite complaints over Mr. Mukasey’s refusal to clarify his views on what amounts to torture.
Et tu, Chuck and Diane. I realize that’s grammatically incorrect Latin but it’s the best I can do.
The article goes on to say that Schumer was satisfied after a private meeting that Mukasey would enforce future laws passed by Congress that might outlaw torture tactics like waterboarding. But the reporter goes on to note a loophole big enough to drive a Mack truck through:
The senator’s statement did not address the possibility that Mr. Bush would veto any such legislation.
And how, pray, does Chuck propose to override such a veto when he wouldn’t have the votes to do so? Sorry, Chuck but you’ve just given away the store and got a crock in exchange.