Seems the elfin Andrew McCarthy over at National Review Online thinks Judge Mukasey would be a damn fine AG:
Later, in accepting the Federal Bar Council’s prestigious Learned Hand Medal for excellence in federal jurisprudence, Judge Mukasey spoke eloquently of the need to maintain the Patriot Act’s reasonable national security protections. More recently, he has written compellingly as a private citizen with unique insight about the profound challenges radical Islam presents for our judicial system.
McCarthy's first reference here is to the article I linked to in my last post - the one where the good Judge sees nothing wrong with the Patriot Act except maybe its name, and tells us to shut up and give our Dear Leaders the benefit of the doubt.
The second one refers to an article here, in which Judge Mukasey, who presided over the Jose Padilla trial, decides that the criminal trial system is just too unsuited for prosecuting terror suspects and there should probably be a separate court system just for them (which would not degenerate into a kangaroo/vigilante court, nossir, Judge Mukasey is A Very Serious Person and you can trust him just like you trust the Department of Justice).
Interestingly enough, and I may be reading too much into this, but the second article is hosted at the web site of Benador Associates.
You remember Benador, don't you? PR firm, employers of David Gelernter, Victor Davis Hanson, Charles Krauthammer, Michael A. Ledeen, Laurie Mylroie, Richard Perle, Richard Pipes, Natan Sharansky, AND our old friend Arnaud de Borchgrave, he of the "Iraqi people shredders" story that helped get us into the Mess O'Potamia and which was quickly forgotten by everybody except the wingnuts when aforementioned shredders proved to be as non-existent as Saddam's stockpiles of nerve gas.
Just further proof, as far as I'm concerned, that whatever CNN may claim about Judge Mukasey and his acceptability with liberals, he shows every sign of continuing the trend the White House has shown so far in its choices for head of the increasingly mis-named Department of Justice.