Opposition to Gonzales
Yglesias is right, that the Democrats should oppose Gonzales but not filibuster. Every Democrat with a sense of decency should stand and give some variation of the following:
I oppose the elevation of this man to the head of the Department of Justice. Belittling death penalty clemency petitions is not justice. Evading the rule of law by secretly undermining the Geneva Conventions is not justice. Condoning torture is not justice. Discarding due process is not justice. Protecting the President, one man, over the good name of the United States of America is not justice. For years Albert Gonzales has covered for George W. Bush, and he will continue to do so in his new position. This appointment ensures that the people will not find out from their government how it operates, or why it makes the decisions it does. This appointment leaves that responsibility with the Democratic Party and the press.