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Attorney General Mukasey Collapses
Bush Administration Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsed this evening while speaking at a meeting of the Federalist Society, a Right-wing extremist legal group from which President Bush has drawn the vast majority of his appointments to the federal bench and other influential government positions. A Justice Department official indicated
that Mukasey was "shaking" just before he lost consciousness, which might point to some kind of seizure. He did not regain consciousness right away.
Michael Mukasey was appointed to head the Justice Department in the wake of the resignation of his embattled, controversial predecessor, Alberto Gonzales, who had long resisted calls to step down because of his obfuscation and inconsistent testimony before Congress about the political motivations alleged in the firings of U.S. Attorneys.
Mukasey, himself, was not without controversy when he sat on the federal bench. In the wake of the attacks of September 11, 2001, young Arab men were being rounded up around the country, and one of those detainees who appeared before then-Judge Mukasey on October 2, 2001, claimed
through his attorneys that he was beaten while in custody. The immigrant, a Jordanian named Osama Awadallah, was wearing a prison jumpsuit and was in shackles in Mukasey's courtroom when his attorneys told this to the judge. Mukasey, with no medical background, no way to see any bruising on the prisoner's body, and no interest in ordering a medical examination, said, "As far as the claim that he was beaten, I will tell you that he looks fine to me."
A later medical exam found that Mr. Awadallah had, indeed, suffered blunt force trauma consistent with having been beaten.
Mukasey, who sent a number of men rounded up after 9/11 to indefinite detention, never apologized for his handling of that case.
Attorney General Mukasey has reportedly been taken to a local area hospital for treatment of the condition that caused his collapse. It is hoped that he will be in the hands of those with medical training when the determination is made as to whether or not he looks fine.
Good morning, Mr Wraith.
Maybe the AG got hit by that stuff that knocks mucous out.
Perhaps the matter should be looked in to.
early reports say stroke.
Good morning, Minstrel Boy.
A spokesperson at the Justice Department states this morning that Mr. Mukasey suffered a "faiting spell" that was not a heart attack or stroke.
Who knew? People at the age of 67 have fainting spells for no reason?
The spokesperson declared that Mr. Mukasey is "awake, alert and conversant."
That, of course, brings up the question of whether or not he would be able to resume his speaking engagement before the assemblage of imbeciles at the Federalist Society.
The Dark Wraith presumes that a translator would be required.
I fainted just from reading this post, go figure. Started getting a case of the shakes, aun thn mah spaeach waz slurzy, then I just hit the floor.
Woke up with the Woof slurping my face wanting a cheeseburger.
So in a few I will make a Hazen trip and get him one. Maybe one for me too. I feel like I have iron-tired blood.
Get to a doctor, 'dog.
On second thought, get to a fast-food drive-thru.
Early cheeseburger intervention is the key to a full recovery.
The Dr. Wraith knows what he's talking about.
By gawd I will pay attention to my Doctor's order, the joint I'll head to mostly sells fuels, but they do have a killer (literally) selection of all sorts of fried and grilled critters. Taters and other stuff too.
The Dark Wraith is on his way to meet you at the "gas" station.
Shake it off Mukasey, you look fine to me.
Now for a nap, no stroke invited. Decent burger and taters, the Woof approves highly.
Good afternoon Dark Wraith:
So, while speaking to the federalist society, those uber conservatives whose published goal is to twist the meanings and structure of the constitution in order to establish a police state with them in charge the Attorney General's brain exploded.
Dogma chasing karma.
Arjuna may yet achieve the third yoga. That would make Krishna go from sulime blue to tickled pink.
The Dark Wraith will nevertheless avoid the rope in the darkened corner.
Probably the strain of being a yammering neo-con tool, and the resulting accumulation of mental and spiritual filth just overwhelmed his shriveled little body. Oh well. Crying me a river here.
Do "people" like he and Cheney ever actually die?
Do "people" like he and Cheney ever actually die?
Tests have shown
That, suspicious or hostile,
Their lives need not be shortened
Truth be told
They can live a long, long while
Tickled to death by their importance
---The Tragically Hip
Sure, they will eventually drop dead.
By then the evil with which they have infected the world will, by far, eclipse any goodness their hands might render.
And their evil will live on behind them, making their deaths meaningless and hollow.
By that time, it will be an act of comfort, like handing them a soft, wooly blanket.
"Life is real! Life is earnest! And the grave is not its goal;
Dust thou art, to dust returnest, Was not spoken of the soul."
"Most o' them dongdivers ain't got a soul."
-- Alfred Joe's Boy from Lone Tree
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