Sunday, November 11, 2007

Good Luck, Attorney General Mukasey. By all accounts you are inheriting a mess, a demoralized department, a suspicious and hostile Congress and a "lame-duck" presidency. By all accounts you should do well, and I like the way you stepped in immediately and took hold of the reins.

Mukasey Takes Helm in Low-Key Ceremony

New attorney general meets with senior staff, is briefed on security issues; public swearing-in expected soon

Pedro Ruz Gutierrez

Legal TimesNovember 12, 2007

Michael Mukasey wasted little time.
Just hours after the Senate voted 53-40 to confirm him as the nation's 81st attorney general late in the evening on Thursday, he reported to work.
Reflecting the urgency to have a new leader in a key Cabinet position, Mukasey flew in from New York City on Friday and arrived at Main Justice after 3 p.m.

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