Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) gave a tentative thumbs-up to President Bush’s pick of federal judge Michael Mukasey for attorney general.
“I’m glad President Bush listened to Congress and put aside his plan to replace Alberto Gonzales with another partisan administration insider,” Reid said in response to the nomination.
Democrats, who have argued that Gonzales politicized the Department of Justice, had threatened to stop the nomination of controversial nominees. The choice of Mukasey is seen as a move by Bush to appease them.
It will not be six months till the Dems are all over him. This is what they do. They all voted for Petraeus in February, now he is a liar. I am sure they have got an angle on how to attack.