Meet Obama's Fancy Black Attorney General!
Newsweek's Michael Isikoff reports that Washington lawyer and former deputy attorney general Eric Holder, who also co-led Obama's vice presidential selection process, has flushed a Koran down the toilet. No! (Maybe?) But it's really that Holder will serve as Obama's attorney general. The first black attorney general ever, and first minority attorney general since the known Mexican Alberto Gonzales! The first attorney general generally speaking since Michael Mukasey!
This report comes courtesy of "two legal sources close to the presidential transition," whom insiders suggest are Jennifer Aniston and The Bat Man.
The only problem for Holder is that, like many longtime Democratic party people, he was forced to do a bunch of slimy white trash stuff by Bill Clinton back in the '90s.
The only hesitancy about Holder’s selection was that he himself had reservations about going through a confirmation process that was likely to revive questions about his role in signing off on the controversial pardon of fugitive financier Marc Rich. Although there is no evidence that Holder actively pushed the pardon, he was criticized for not raising with the White House the strong objections that some Justice Department lawyers and federal prosecutors in New York had to pardoning somebody who had fled the country.
Meh. The point is, we have black attorney generals now, too! Go team!
Obama's Attorney General [Newsweek]