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Clowns to the left of me, jokers to the right.

The picture was taken by Doug Mills of The New York Times, after Senators Dianne Feinstein and Chuck Schumer voted to approve Mike “Torture” Mukasey nomination for Attorney General. Or, as the NY Times reported Senate committee approves Mukasey nomination. “The vote, 11 to 8, with two Democrats joining all of the committee’s Republicans in supporting Mr. Mukasey, all but assured him of final confirmation by the full Senate. The Senate’s Democratic leaders are expected to schedule a vote by next week.”

While the focus on Mukasey has been his “refusal to label a harsh interrogation technique used on terrorist suspects as torture.” The real concern, I think, is this from the Washington Post:

[Mukasey] said it is “an open question,” for example, whether a U.S. citizen seized on U.S. soil can be detained indefinitely after the president declares that he is in an enemy combatant. He also reiterated his view that the president can ignore surveillance laws if they infringe on his powers as commander in chief, and said a Justice Department prosecutor cannot enforce a congressional subpoena if the White House has asserted a claim of executive privilege.

Of course that little nugget has been scrubbed from WaPo‘s website, but Truthout has up the original story.

So, that leaves the picture and your caption. From the look on Sen. Russ Feingold’s face, I think he knows that Feingold and Schumer just sold out the United States. His expression matched my own and reminded me of the old Stealer Wheel’s song — ‘Stuck in the Middle With You‘. 

Well I don’t know why I came here tonight
I got the feeling that something ain’t right
I’m so scared in case I fall of my chair
And I’m wondering how I’ll get down the stairs

Clowns to the left of me
Jokers to the right
Here I am
Stuck in the middle with you

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    • odillon on November 8, 2007 at 04:23

    now that we’ve managed to wipe the deck with these pesky rights-loving senators. Man, this Feingold’s a real dork.

    It’s just amazing how they think they can get by us, Chucky. They don’t get how exciting torture is, do they? My husband got me into S & M when we first married…

    Um, Di, I don’t think we need to share the details with Russ here, but what’s say we swap stories later?

  1. me away. What a disappointment.Censure to now gimme a break! The worst, his whiny diary proclaiming that impeachment would be too trying for the American people. A nest of vipers all three. No more liberals who can’t stand up because why? Maybe they are not progressive or liberal but just wolfs in sheples clothings. No thanks assholes! You reek of complicity!

  2. Mr. Mukasey, if you’re not sure if waterboarding is torture and not even sure what’s involved, would you mind undergoing the experience and letting us know what you think afterwards?

    • nocatz on November 8, 2007 at 04:52

    Russ brought Diane to the party, but she likes Chucky better….

  3. is that they are afraid to get daddy upset

    • on November 8, 2007 at 04:54

    Brothers and sisters of the soul unite
    We are one, indivisible and strong
    They may try to break us
    But they dare not underestimate us
    They know our memories are long

  4. with two perfectly good testicles

  5. at the swearing in ceremony?

  6. that should keep us out of jail for a while

  7. giggle giggle snort

  8. Dianne Feinstein voted for the Bush war against Iraq saying that, since she was a member of the Intelligence Committee, she had access to information that we the people didn’t and couldn’t have.

    Then, when it turned out that we who couldn’t have accurate information were actually correct, the venerable senator said in her very sentorial voice, (blah-blah) “If I had known then what I know now,
    I never would have voted for…” (blah.. blah..blah…)

    And I remember when Alberto Gonzalez was nominated for Attorney General and you asked him some hard questions in open committee.  He responded that, due to security concerns, he could only answer in closed session from which you, Dianne, emerged with glowing support for Alberto,  only to find, shortly thereafter, that Alberto turned out to be everything his opponents had said he was.

    And now that you have said that Mukasey “…is not Alberto Gonzalez,” I can hardly wait to hear your next disclaimer.

    But I’m not holding my breath during your waterboarding of the U.S. Constitution.

    I only await the awakening of the citizens in disgust and refusal to acquiesce further in the destruction of all that is or was good about our country.

  9. Caps lock on…


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