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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-17-07 03:11 PM
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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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