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35. Bush nominates ex-judge for attorney general
Source: MSNBC

ASHINGTON - President Bush on Monday nominated a former federal judge as his choice to replace Alberto Gonzales as attorney general.

Michael Mukasey appears unlikely to face a bruising confirmation battle in the Democratic-controlled Senate, but the White House denied that Bush chose Mukasey because Democrats last week threatened to block a more partisan nominee.

White House press secretary Dana Perino said such bluster from Capitol Hill does not weigh in on the presidents deliberations.Its not the president who is looking for a fight. The Senate Democrats have made the Department of Justice their cause celebre for the past several months and they have decided that thats where they wanted to fight, Perino said. If they decide to make an issue about this nomination, that will be at their feet and theyre going to have to explain that to the American people. ... Were not looking for a fight.

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  -Bush nominates Michael Mukasey as Atty General graywarrior  Sep-16-07 05:29 PM   #0 
  - I just heard yesterday  JackBeck   Sep-16-07 05:31 PM   #1 
  - Supposedly he will make the announcement tomorrow  graywarrior   Sep-16-07 05:32 PM   #2 
  - appoint or nominate?  higher class   Sep-16-07 05:54 PM   #3 
  - nominate  Cheney Killed Bambi   Sep-16-07 05:58 PM   #4 
     - Oops  graywarrior   Sep-16-07 06:04 PM   #6 
  - Should I be worried?  blackops   Sep-16-07 06:02 PM   #5 
  - He was on Chuck Schumer's "possibility" list... so not  annabanana   Sep-16-07 06:28 PM   #14 
  - Really? He is on Guilliani campaign. He ruled that padilla could be held without being charged  still_one   Sep-16-07 09:05 PM   #24 
  - Well, tough law and order would be a relief.  aquart   Sep-16-07 08:14 PM   #19 
  - "He has very strong law-and-order values"  jobycom   Sep-16-07 06:04 PM   #7 
  - Comey. Fitzgerald. Carol Lam. All the leaking lawyers at DOJ.  aquart   Sep-16-07 08:05 PM   #17 
     - I guess I am  jobycom   Sep-16-07 08:42 PM   #21 
  - Isn't he a legal advisor to Giuliani's campaign?  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-16-07 06:11 PM   #8 
  - Correction: he's a member of Giuliani's Justice Advisory Committee  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-16-07 06:19 PM   #12 
     - Hmmm..  mvd   Sep-16-07 06:55 PM   #15 
        - Well, I'm sure Giuliani will be thrilled  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-16-07 08:14 PM   #18 
        - Always be aware of the Roberts factor  mvd   Sep-16-07 08:35 PM   #20 
           - Honestly, at this point  Lone_Star_Dem   Sep-16-07 10:04 PM   #27 
        - Of course they are. This is part of their strategy so the republicans retain the presidency  still_one   Sep-16-07 09:07 PM   #25 
        - And this helps them, how?  aquart   Sep-16-07 09:30 PM   #26 
           - By working behind the scenes  mvd   Sep-16-07 10:09 PM   #28 
              - Working behind the scenes doing what?  aquart   Sep-16-07 11:00 PM   #29 
                 - We will see  mvd   Sep-16-07 11:07 PM   #30 
  - He's the goon who gave Bush the OK to hold people indefinitely without trial.  PSPS   Sep-16-07 06:13 PM   #9 
  - He also insisted that they have access to counsel..n/t  annabanana   Sep-16-07 06:24 PM   #13 
  - Here's his wikipedia entry >>>>>>  Roland99   Sep-16-07 06:13 PM   #10 
  - (fwiw) Here's Wikipedia entry for the nominee:  pinto   Sep-16-07 06:16 PM   #11 
  - "computer says no" n/t  orleans   Sep-16-07 07:15 PM   #16 
  - Glenn Greenwald says  Cheney Killed Bambi   Sep-16-07 08:46 PM   #22 
  - Yes, perhaps the Guiliani connection is nothing  mvd   Sep-16-07 08:49 PM   #23 
  - We should maybe be pushing to give Bush a list of who WE would like, at this point. n/t  IanDB1   Sep-17-07 09:00 AM   #31 
     - Excellent point, did the Democratic leaders ever submit names, or are they keeping their powder dry?  The Stranger   Sep-17-07 11:30 AM   #32 
        - they always make recommendations  Enrique   Sep-17-07 08:16 PM   #48 
  - Oppose this nomination.  The Stranger   Sep-17-07 11:33 AM   #33 
  - OK, more thoughts  mvd   Sep-17-07 12:35 PM   #34 
  - Bush nominates ex-judge for attorney general  n2doc   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #35 
     - is this the same guy bill kristol wants? shocker  soothsayer   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #36 
     - It's the guy Kristol is settling for.  Kagemusha   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #39 
     - He's also someone Chuck Schumer suggested to the WH  cali   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #44 
     - Dust off the Roberts confirmation  spotbird   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #37 
     - That man looks awfully old and withered. Can't we do better?  partylessinOhio   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #38 
     - what does that have to do with anything? nt  thereismore   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #43 
     - Add photo:  partylessinOhio   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #40 
     - We should be pushing Bush to nominate Fitzgerald. n/t  IanDB1   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #41 
     - That's ridiculous.  cali   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #42 
        - If I was asking for the moon, I'd ask him to nominate Alan Shore  IanDB1   Sep-17-07 07:26 PM   #46 
     - Susan Lindauer, Andrew Card's second cousin  formercia   Sep-17-07 03:11 PM   #45 
        - He abused his bench to have a war critic institutionalized to quiet them? Holy crap!  IanDB1   Sep-17-07 07:28 PM   #47 

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