CLUELESSNESS ALERT….I don’t know anything about Michael Mukasey, George Bush’s nominee for Attorney General, but his 2004 Wall Street Journal op-ed supporting the Patriot Act gives cause to wonder if he has the three-digit IQ required for the job. Check this out:

I think one would have to concede that the USA Patriot Act has an awkward, even Orwellian, name, which is one of those Washington acronyms derived by calling the law “Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Interrupt and Obstruct Terrorism.” You get the impression they started with the acronym first, and then offered a $50 savings bond to whoever could come up with a name to fit.

Does this guy seriously think there’s any question about whether the acronym or the title came first? Gimme a break.

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