What has not been reported in the recent collapse of Attorney General Michael Mukasey is that just before he fainted, Washington State Supreme Court Judge Richard Sanders stood up and called him a tyrant.
When Mukasey began his routine defense of Bush policies over the treatment of detainees, Judge Sanders apparently could not take it and jumped up and screamed “Tyrant! You are a tyrant!”
Sanders explained later: “Frankly, everybody in the room was applauding or sometimes laughing, and I thought, ‘I’ve got to stand up and say something.’ And I did. I stood up and said, ‘Tyrant,’ then I sat down again, then I left.” Sanders left before the collapse and now says that he regrets yelling at Mukasey.
Sanders is a respected judge in Wisconsin with a long list of opinions.
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