A recent Attorney General dives deep into the fever swamp

A recent Attorney General dives deep into the fever swamp

by digby

Chuck Schumer once suggested this man for a seat on the Supreme Court and was backed up by the Alliance for Justice:

“You may not be interested in Islamism, but Islamism is interested in you,” warned former Attorney General Michael Mukasey at a Saturday CPAC panel of activists so fringy that they were not technically invited to the conference.

“I want to thank CPAC for making this panel necessary,” said the Bush-era attorney general, taking a sarcastic swipe at the organization for frowning on the panelists. “And thank Breitbart.com for making this panel possible.”

The “Uninvited” panel, organized by Breitbart media, brought together anti-Muslim activists like Pam Geller and Robert Spencer, and Mukasey fit right in.

“The vast majority of the world’s 1.4 billion Muslims adhere to a view of their religion that agrees on the need to impose Sharia, or Islamic law, on the world,” he said.
Outside, as I sat at a table to file this report, Mukasey held court with admirers. A reporter from Breitbart media asked Mukasey to repeat his endorsement of the conservative media empire into a camera, which he did with gusto, expounding extemporaneously about the value of the conservative news site. He told another fan that he reads Washington Post blogger Jennifer Rubin “all the time.”

In a bizarre “only at CPAC” moment, Brandon Darby came to introduce himself to Mukasey. Darby was a radical leftist activist who became an FBI informant under Mukasey and now works for Breitbart. He thanked the former for all the help the Department of Justice provided to him as an informant.

For some reason this just depressed the hell out of me. It's not because I ever had any love for Mukasey --- in fact my instincts always warned me against him. But a very recent Attorney General of the United States consorting with the likes of Breitbart and blabbering on about Sharia law? WTH?