Thursday, October 25, 2007

Good news, sort of, on the Mukasey front

By Creature

A few days ago I posted about the need for Senate Democrats to take a stand and oppose the nomination of the Constitutionally confused Michael Mukasey for attorney general. Today we learn that his nomination is not as assured as it appeared to be last week.

Judge Michael Mukasey's nomination for attorney general ran into trouble Thursday when two top Senate Democrats said their votes hinge on whether he will say on the record that an interrogation technique that simulates drowning is torture.

Senators Leahy and Durbin seem to be willing to take a stand here, however, as Atrios astutely points out, the Democrats may play hardball and get a tortured concession out of the soon to be AG, but then "that sorta means he's obligated to start prosecuting people."

And back to square one we go.

(Cross-posted at State of the Day.)

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