Dodd continues to do the right thing, opposes Mukasey
Sen. Chris Dodd, a Democrat from Connecticut, said he will not support President Bush's nominee because Mukasey said the president can overrule a federal statute when the nation's defense is at risk.
"There's no such provision in the Constitution whatsoever," said Dodd, a 2008 presidential candidate.
More like this, please!
"We're a nation of laws, not men, and even the president of the United States is responsible for upholding the law of the land," said Dodd. "So I intend to vote against his nomination unless he changes his view on the question of statutory responsibility, constitutional responsibility."
Those dirty hippies! They want to live under a legitimate, Constitutional government! Pshaw! Sayeth the Village.
Dodd accused the Bush administration of having "trampled all over the rule of law," and added, "I'm not about to confirm a nominee that would continue that process here."
Excellent. And good for Dodd, that he focused on the larger issue of the rule of law, not waterboarding; yes, Mukasey being both pro-torture and unwilling to, well, expose any administration officials to criminal indictment by admitting that waterboarding is torture is bad; but the Republic can recover from that. The Republic can never recover from the end of the rule of law, because when that happens, we're under tyranny.