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Much has changed since Michael Mukasey made his first vows to the Department of Justice in 1972, beginning his career as an assistant U.S. attorney. But when the 66-year-old former federal judge took the oath as the 81st attorney general this morning, he promised to uphold the same obligations he had made 35 years ago: to apply the law fairly and impartially.
President Bush's pick to take the place of Alberto Gonzales as attorney general was sworn in today. Michael Mukasey, a former federal judge, was narrowly confirmed by the Senate last week, 53 to 40. Democratic senators were concerned that Mukasey declined to define as torture an interrogation technique known as waterboarding.
Behind the scenes, President Bush is fuming even more than he has let on publicly at the Senate's delay in voting on his choice of Michael Mukasey as the new attorney general.