President Bush with Michael Mukasey in the White House Rose Garden Monday.
WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Bush announced Monday morning that he has chosen a former federal judge, Michael Mukasey, as attorney general.
If confirmed by the Senate, Mukasey will replace Alberto Gonzales.
Bush touted Mukasey's record in a Rose Garden announcement.
"Judge Mukasey was widely admired for his brilliance and his integrity" while on the bench, Bush said.
It's taken this president almost years to do something right. Glade to see him leave office.
I hate to say this but any credability this man has will be taken away once he signs on to this corrupt, phony, & hypocritical administration...evidentally he has been asleep or does not care about what people will think about legacy.
Here's His Honor's official bio, and yes, he will follow Roe and its progeny as he must until they are reversed.
Mukasey, Michael B.
Born 1941 in Bronx, NY
Federal Judicial Service:
Judge, U. S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Nominated by Ronald Reagan on July 27, 1987, to a seat vacated by Abraham D. Sofaer; Confirmed by the Senate on November 6, 1987, and received commission on November 9, 1987. Served as chief judge, 2000-2006. Assumed senior status on August 1, 2006. Service terminated on September 9, 2006, due to retirement.
Columbia University, A.B., 1963
Yale Law School, LL.B., 1967
Private practice, New York City, 1967-1972
Assistant U.S. attorney, Southern District of New York, 1972-1976
Chief, Official Corruption Unit, 1975-1976
Private practice, New York City, 1976-1987
Race or Ethnicity: White
This may be the first person touched by George's diseased hand that i can trust, since Powell. But I hate to see good men like this associate with the likes of George Bush.