Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Mukasey, Mukasey, Mukasey...'Are you business as usual?'

I believe this guy is TOO loyal. Too loyal to Rudy Giuliani. He is a Rudy crony, a Reagan crony, a Bush crony. His son used to work at Giuliani's infamously scandal prone law firm, Bracewell & Giuliani LLP, and sat on his presidential advisory council..check it out..Like daddy like son. It's on rudy's website! Here are the highlights, from the July 16th 2007 press release.
Rudy Giuliani Campaign Unveils Justice Advisory Committee

The Rudy Giuliani Presidential Committee today unveiled the members of Rudy Giuliani’s Justice Advisory Committee. Former Solicitor General of the United States Ted Olson will serve as Chairman.

The Committee is comprised of some of America’s leading conservative scholars and practicing attorneys, many of whom Rudy Giuliani has known since his time serving as Associate Attorney General in Ronald Reagan’s Justice Department.

“Rudy Giuliani believes in limited government, individual liberty and interpreting the Constitution the way its framers intended...He understands that we need judges who interpret the Constitution, not legislate from the bench.” said Ted Olson
Here's a quick look at his Advisory council members list
Chairman of Justice Advisory Committee:
Ted Olson, former Solicitor General of the United States

Miguel Estrada, former Assistant to the Solicitor General of the U S
Steven Calabresi, Co-Founder of the Federalist Society

Larry Thompson, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States
Charles Fried, former Solicitor General of the United States
Carol Dinkins, former Deputy Attorney General of the United States Maureen Mahoney, former Deputy Solicitor General of the United States
Doug Cox, former Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General of the U S
Marc Mukasey, former Assistant U.S. Attorney
Dan Webb, former U.S. Attorney for the N. District of Illinois
Michael Mukasey, fmr Chief Judge,U.S. District Court for the S. District of NY
....and so on.
Just thought I'd point that out. His fondness and cozy relationship with the Giuliani campaign should raise enough questions to his 'loyalty'. He's not the right man at this critical stage of losing our civil liberties. All in the name of the 'national security threat'
Mukasey is 'business as usual'. Another 'firewall' for the remainder of the Bush administration tenure in DC. He will allow them to slip away.
The Honorable Michael B. Mukasey, formerly Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, rejoined the firm [Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP] as a partner in September 2006.

Judge Mukasey is active in the firm’s Litigation group, working on white collar defense and investigations matters, providing advice on corporate governance issues and actively litigating civil and criminal cases. pbwt
In another article
In his rulings and published writings. Mukasey clearly accepts the language that the administration uses to discuss the struggle against Al Qaeda, says Benjamin Wittes, fellow and research director in public law at the Brookings Institution.

In other words, he accepts that the fight is indeed a war – which would indicate that he also accepts the necessity for tough legal measures as part of that battle... csmonitor 9/18/07
...and Rudy's Sept, 17th press statement on Mukasey doesn't say anything about Rudy and Mukasey's cozy relationship. Nobody is talking about that link. Not even himself. This link is Giuliani's 'kiss of death' to nominees..Remember Bernard Kerik? Pounce Dems..take off your mittens.
Statement from Rudy Giuliani Regarding the President’s Intention to Nominate Michael Mukasey to be U.S. Attorney General

"The President could not have picked a person with greater integrity than Michael Mukasey to be the next Attorney General. As in everything Michael does, he will meet and exceed all expectations in his new role.

"He is a great lawyer with vast experience and during his 18 years on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York - six serving as Chief Judge - Michael was considered to be one of the best judges in the country."
Mukasey means business as usual at the DOJ under his leadership. Worse..if Giuliani somehow 'pulls a fast one' and thrusts himself into the WH in 2009, the same type of relationship that 'W' had with Gonzo will occur again.

Same Players. Different Scandal.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

And if this guy was attorney general, and if there was some kind of voting irregularity for the 2008 elections, would this guy be the decider?