I believe we must speak our conscience in moments that demand it, even if we are but one voice.
November 28, 2008 1:09 PM Subscribe
posted by Doktor Zed (21 comments total)
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on Metafilter, a lively discussion followed news
that Attorney General Mukasey collapsed during his speech last week to the Federalist Society in which he was defending the Bush administration against "the casual assumption among many in media, political, and legal circles that the Administration’s counterterrorism policies have come at the expense of the rule of law."
Just before his collapse, however, an unknown heckler yelled "tyrant!"
at him. After some speculation, that person has been identified.
The heckler turns out to be
Federalist Society member Washington State Supreme Court Justice Richard B. Sanders
. Later, he explained in a statement
, "The program provided no opportunity for questions or response, and I felt compelled to speak out. I stood up, and said, 'tyrant,' and then left the meeting. No one else said anything. I believe we must speak our conscience in moments that demand it, even if we are but one voice." One commentator is deeply disappointed in his behavior
. Another is giving thanks