Adam Liptak writes with wit, incision, and elegance. So today we happily feature his NYT article on former federal judge Michael B. Mukasey — "Nuance and Resolve in Rulings by Attorney General Nominee".
Mr. Mukasey comes across as a bit of a hard-ass but a fair one. He adores George Orwell — he of Animal Farm — and reveres Justice Robert Jackson — he of the Nuremberg trial and of cabining executive power.
Like President Bush, Mr. Mukasey doesn’t appear to dwell on "nuance". But, unlike the nominator, the nominee does recognize its utility, even its occasional necessity. And he looks unlikely to tolerate further cuckolding of the Justice Department. So still we say — Call Us Crazy, but We Like Mukasey.