Bush attorney general nominee gets boost
By DEVLIN BARRETT and LARA JAKES JORDAN, Associated Press
WASHINGTON - Michael Mukasey drew closer to becoming attorney general Friday after two key Senate Democrats said they would vote for him. . .
The decision by Sens. Charles Schumer and Dianne Feinstein to back President Bush's nominee. . .
. . . with nine Republicans on the panel, Schumer and Feinstein's support for Mukasey virtually guarantees that a majority of the committee will recommend his confirmation when it votes on it next Tuesday.
. . . expect Mukasey to get at least 70 votes when the full, 100-member Senate votes on his confirmation.
. . . it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
It's time to declare the causes. Too bad the country is nothing but sleeping proles. We'd still be an English colony if the people of today were the people of 1776.