Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Eric Holder, the Next Attorney General?

Prez-elect Obama has supposedly asked Eric Holder, former deputy Attorney General during the last months of the Clinton Administration, to serve as the nation's Attorney General. The Senate must confirm the appointment.

For those who haven't heard, Holder played a part in the pardon of Marc Rich, a fugitive commodities trader and Democratic contributor. Rich's ex-wife Denise spent some time in the Lincoln Bedroom when Barbra Streisand and other Clinton donors didn't have it booked. Jack Quinn, Rich's attorney and Clinton's former White House counsel, lobbyied for the pardon directly through Holder.

In January 2008, Holder joined a few other former Justice Department officials including Janet Reno, Attorney General during the Clinton years, in filing a brief in support of the District of Columbia's gun ban in District of Columbia v. Heller. Holder has been the Obama campaign's senior legal advisor since January 2007. He'll follow Obama's lead in viewing the U.S. Constitution as a "living" and evolving document.

2 comments:

Brigid said...

Where's all this "change" that was promised. So far all I see is a reshuffle and a few promotions of the Clinton Gang, supported by the thuganomics support of a few others.

Somerled said...

There was another article in the Chicago Tribune a day or so ago where the senior Obamacons are telling the masses that we must give them time to work miracles. Maybe our expectations aren't realistic, they said.

I was expecting Obama to walk on Lake Michigan Election Night. "Oh ye of little faith!" That's isn't me. And I think he'll feed the five million with five barley loaves and two fish after the inauguration parade. :)