Attorney General Mike Mukasey, unlike his predecessor Alberto Gonzales, has kept a low profile since taking over the Justice Department last year. That may be less because of discretion than the fact that he spends so little of his time in Washington. McClatchy reports that Mukasey has racked up $155,800 in taxpayer-funded airline expenses for personal trips. Mukasey travels to New York nearly every weekend, and was absent D.C. for a third or more of February, May, July, August, and September. As a point of comparison, Defense Secretary Robert Gates took fewer than six personal trips over the same period of time.