Judge Mukasey is a straight shooter, a man of the law, not of politics.  He appears to be fiercely independent, which is a key quality we want in the individual who will run the Justice Department. The Justice Department needs good effective leadership, and a shot in the arm to boost morale.  With so many positions open at the Justice Department, we need to act quickly to fill the top spot.  I think that he will be a good captain for that ship. Judge Mukasey deserves the support of the Senate, and he deserves to be confirmed.