The Confirmation Game

After they finally bounced Alberto Gonzales out of town, it may seem petty for Democrats to try to delay the confirmation of former Federal Judge Michael Mukasey as Attorney General. To Republicans, it certainly does. In their eyes, President George W. Bush found a candidate that everyone could agree on. The right knows he's tough on terrorism, while the left respects his ruling that granted "enemy combatant" Jose Padilla a lawyer. "Our Democratic colleagues have repeatedly told us that the central concern in all this was the health and well-being of the Justice Department," said Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell. "Yet...

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