The nomination of Michael Mukasey for Attorney General has just been approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee by a vote of 11-8. Senators Feinstein and Schumer were the only Dems voting aye.
With his confirmation now assured, we will get to see whether having Mukasey instead of an acting loyal Bushie in charge really makes any difference. Somehow I doubt it, as long as David Addinton is the legal consigliere for the Bush/Cheney regime.
DiFi's website seems to be down, indicating perhaps some incoming criticism of her. I had intended to suggest she redeem her recent transgressions by voting against the Unhealthy Diet Promotion Act, aka the current Farm Bill. It subsidizes the large producers of corn for high-fructose corn syrup and corn-fed beef, while giving only a buy-off to producers of the fruits and vegetables we are all supposed to be eating to improve our health and contributing to the coninued impoverishment of third-world farmers. One of the largest recipients of federal largesse is a cotton-growing enterprise in California's Central Valley. At last report neither DiFi nor Barbara Boxer had declared on the bill or it's alternative, the Fresh Act. IN an ironic twist, Bush threatens a veto because the bloated bill is fiscally irresponsible and would violate various WTO agreements. Sure to be another triumph of party over principle and money over good policy.