Diane Feinstein, who already earned kudos recently for her support of Judge Southwick, has announced support for Judge Mukasey. She joins Sen. Schumer. Neither will win any points with their base. When it goes to handing out those awards for political courage which invariably go to Republicans who join Democrats on tax increases and other such things, it would be nice to include Feinstein who has restored some hope that not every nominee should be submarined by the most extreme elements in their base. A low bar to climb over but apparently few can manage to do it.