Thursday, January 22, 2009

Are YOUR senators aware of this? Are mine?

Marcy Wheeler, aka emptywheel, reminds us:
In particular, I believe, they are delaying Holder's nomination to shorten the time between the day Holder takes over and the day the statute of limitations on violations of FISA Bush committed on March 11, 2004 start to expire--that is, March 11, 2009, just seven weeks away.

Sort of puts it in perspective, doesn't it?

We need to confirm Eric Holder as Attorney General ASAP. America needs this. The world needs this. Justice demands this.

For more information, read Marcy's post here.

OK, I just sent my letter:
Dear Senator Bingaman:

I am writing to urge you to do all in your power not only to support but TO HASTEN the confirmation of Eric Holder as Attorney General.

It came to my attention today that the statute of limitations on violations of FISA Bush committed on March 11, 2004 start to expire on March 11, 2009.

This may have no bearing on efforts to obstruct Holder's confirmation or it may have every relevance. We cannot afford to take the chance. The restoration of rule of law in this great nation cries out for swift action in appointing a new Attorney General.

I believe we have come very close to losing our constitutional government altogether and we must not allow any chance to restore it to slip through our fingers now.

May I also ask you to remind the Junior Senator from our state to activate his e-mail at the Senate?

Thank you so much for your consideration of these matters and the service you give to our nation and to the citizens of New Mexico.


Actually, I just received an e-mail today from Senator Bingaman thanking me for my views on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009. This clearly meant it was time for another communication with my Senator.

--the BB


Paul said...

Oh, and as for Specter and Cornyn who are holding Holder up? Chainsaws and vinegar.

Let those who have eyes to read understand.

Göran Koch-Swahne said...

Another Nürnberg!