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Mukasey Is A Sachem (we Think)

Attorney General nominee Michael Mukasey lists the affiliation in a cryptic fashion, perhaps in keeping with the secretive nature of the group.

"It is possible that the Senior Society of Sachems, a senior society at Columbia, considers me a member," Mukasey, a 1963 graduate of Columbia University, wrote in a 46-page questionnaire submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Later in the document, heavy in case citations and professional history, the Sachems return.

"I have spoken at least twice to the Senior Society of Sachems, a student organization at Columbia, once in 1988 about my confirmation process, and once more recently on terrorism-related issues. (No notes or remarks available.)"

Oh, really.