Boy, he may not know what torture, or waterboarding is, but our new Crony General has it down, when it comes to Bag Jobs!
Mukasey won't enforce Contempt Citations
"Here is your Friday News Dump™. And boy howdy, is it the sort of thing a failed administration would really try to release after the east coast network news broadcasts ... "
It seems that the See-No-Evil-Hear-No-Evil-Speak-No-Evil Crony General Michael Mukasey will not enforce the Congressional Contempt Citations, against Karl Rove and Harriet Miers, for their roles in the firing of the U.S. Attorneys, because ... Drum roll, please ...
"... Mukasey says they committed no crime ..."
Holy Scales of Justice, Batman!
Wasn't it just nearly 35-years ago, in what became known as the "Saturday Night Massacre", when the United States Attorney General resigned, in protest against unitary power, and the Executive Branch usurping the Constitution?
But, then again, times change, and we may have this Crony General all wrong.
He might not know torture, but he, apparently, has a keen eye, and innate sixth sense for being able to determine what is, or isn't a crime
Get this man a Greyhound Hot Seat Special pass!
Ship this Crony General around the country, he can clear up the entire country's court systems' backlog - probably, without breaking a sweat!
It can be like an inspection, kind-of-thing.
With, or without his jackboots, they line up all the wrongdoers, the arrested and indicted, and Crony General Mukasey walks up and down, perhaps giving him a riding crop, for the effect, tapping them on the shoulder ... Guilty .. Guilty ... Innocent ... Innocent, as he goes up and down the lines.
It is, apparently, as easy as that.
Though, this may backfire on them ... I mean, a few guilty ones may slip by him, especially if they are crafty enough to tell the Crony General that "the President said I could do it".
There it is, the Pass Go and Collect $200 magic bullet.
That seems to be about the extent of any investigation that Crony General Mukasey needs.
No gumshoe, pounding-the-pavement for this Crony General.
No hours, upon hours, under a single, hot, glaring light bulb, of interrogation (after all, any type of interrogation, harsh or otherwise, isn't, exactly Mukasy's strong suit).
Just let justice rip ... Shoot it straight from the gut!
Wait a minute ... Again, we underestimate the Bush Grindhouse.
Perhaps the Director of Homeland Security, Michael Chertoff, passed along, to Crony General Mukasey, the secrets of "feeling in your gut", after he became the "Human Terror Alert".
Move over McGruff, we have now Crony General Michael Mukasey, not a crime-fighter, rather, a crime-decider!
Bonus Crony General Mukasey Riffs
Eli/Firedoglake: Rule Of Law Still Clinging To Life
CNN: Attorney general declines to investigate Bush advisers
Was The Mukasy Vote Part Of That Rovian New Math?
The Crony General Slinks Away ... "I have seen tyranny, dishonesty, corruption, and depravity of types I never thought possible"
Top Ten Cloves: Other Conditions President Bush Has To Allow Rove and Miers To Testify Before Congress
To the kennels for you, Canine Cop Boy ... There's a new Crime-Decider in town, and he isn't interested in taking a bite out of it