Fox News was the first place we saw this video of Attorney General Michael Mukasey collapsing as he struggled to put a positive spin on the state of the conservative movement and the Republican Party in an address to the Federalist Society. (We’ve never heard so many “Oh, my Gods”!) This YouTube video may not stay up for long, so watch it while you can:
WaPo is reporting that the 67-year-old Mukasey will be fine. At least he’ll soon have plenty of time to rest:
Doctors at George Washington University Hospital have found no evidence that Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey suffered a stroke or any other major neurological or cardiac impairment when he collapsed last evening while delivering a speech to a prominent legal group, the Justice Department said this morning.
Mukasey was hospitalized overnight for observation and was undergoing routine tests this morning, spokeswoman Gina Talamona said. She said he apparently suffered a fainting spell.
To paraphrase Senator John McCain, we don’t wish the old AG luck, but we do wish him well as we here at OBABL do not count the FS among our friends. We share columnist George Curry’s view that they’ve taken every opportunity to turn back Civil Rights and undermine the economic and educational advancement of African Americans, most of us at least. There are a few black attorneys who’ve gotten in bed with the FS and made a little paper, but we must ask:
Was it worth your soul?
Pictures and bios of the sellouts African American Federalist Society members after the jump.
Brian Jones: General Counsel, U.S. Department of Education
Brian W. Jones is the U.S. Department of Education’s General Counsel. He was nominated by President Bush on April 30, 2001 and confirmed by the United States Senate on September 14, 2001. As General Counsel, Jones is the fourth-ranking officer of the Department and serves as principal adviser to the secretary on all legal matters affecting Departmental programs and activities. He also serves as a member of the Secretary’s Executive Team, which is the principal policy-making body of the Department.
Gerald A. (Jerry) Reynolds: Chairman, U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
President George W. Bush designated Gerald A. Reynolds to serve as Chairman of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on December 6, 2004. Mr. Reynolds serves as Assistant General Counsel at Kansas City Power & Light Company, an integrated electric utility. As Assistant General Counsel, Mr. Reynolds provides strategic advice to KCP&L executives and manages the day-to-day operations of the company’s law department.
Robert Young Jr.: Michigan Supreme Court
Justice Robert P. Young, Jr. has been a member of the Michigan Supreme Court since 1999; he was elected in 2002 to a term that will expire January 1, 2011. Before joining the Supreme Court, Justice Young served as a judge of the Michigan Court of Appeals, to which he was appointed in 1995 and elected in 1996. Justice Young graduated in 1974 from Harvard College with honors and from Harvard Law School in 1977.
Kurtis T. Wilder: Michigan Court of Appeals
Judge Wilder [who keeps his mug concealed] was appointed to the Court of Appeals by Governor John Engler in December, 1998, and was elected in 2000 and was reelected in 2004. Previously, Judge Wilder was Chief Judge of the Washtenaw County Trial Court. Before taking the bench, Judge Wilder practiced law with the law firms of Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith, P.C. (Lansing) and Butzel Long, P.C., (Detroit). He graduated from the University of Michigan with an A.B. degree in Political Science in 1981, and from the University of Michigan Law School with a Juris Doctor degree in 1984.
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