Dianne Feinstein, offers up her lame "reasoning" behind her support of Mukasey. To whit " I believe that Judge Mukasey is the best nominee we are going to get from this administration and that voting him down would only perpetuate acting and recess appointments, allowing the White House to avoid the transparency that confirmation hearings provide and to diminish effective oversight by Congress."
You yourself have diminished the oversight of congress by spinelessly surrendering to petulant demands of our permanently preschool president. George W stamped his little feet and threatened to hold his breath till he turned blue and you caved in an bought him a Mukasey doll.
For the love of God and all that is holy, for the love of this once great land and the ideas that underpinned it -Stand the hell up and say "no" to this man-boy. Show some spine, show some passion, show some understanding, show that you understand what support and defend the constitution mean. You are offering the excuse of a derelict mother who buys her under-aged son liquor because "he will only steal it from the cabinet while I'm not looking anyway." This is a pathetic, ridiculous justification, this in A.A. terminology is "enabling" The Senator is enabling the destruction of the foundations of our democracy. She is complicit in Bush's lawless regime. Senator Dianne Feinstein is a hopelessly compromised woman, it is a shame that Californians can not recall her. She sold her soul for a small bowl of porridge, and what a thin gruel it is. She so desperately wants to be a team player, to be moderate, to "compromise" and reconcile that she can not see that she is surrendering to evil.
Dianne Feinstein has lost her bearings, she has bought into the Washington Beltway mindset, she has gone along to get along for so long that she no longer see the point in principal. She has become an apologist for the corporatist sell out of Democracy. She has become an accolade in the Imperialist presidency. This is enabling on a grand scale; time to check into Al-Anon and get help Senator.
Like the emasculated aristocracy in the reign of the Louis XIV she bows and scrapes and competes for the "honor" of emptying W's chamber pot. She will not oppose his wish, she will just whine how W won't pay attention to her. She will not do anything rash like oppose Mukasey's nomination. She won't stand tall for the prerogatives of the Senate. That may cause King George to accuse her of Les Majesty. Can't have that, can't be accused of the laughable charge that she is "weak on terror."
The thing is she is weak on terror , she is letting the Republican noise machine terrorize her and terrorize the nation. Every time she knuckles under to the demands of lying, petulant, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, cowardly, bully of a president she proves that she is weak, that she is defeatist, that she cares for nothing and no one besides her self, that her only concern is keeping the perks and privileges of office.
What ever grand idea drove Dianne Feinstein into a career of public service is long gone. It now all about her and her reelection. She has become the whore of Babylon, willing to do anything for the right price.