ERIC HOLDER….I’ve been scanning a bunch of stuff about Eric Holder, Obama’s apparent pick for attorney general, and the conventional wisdom appears to be pretty simple:
He’s basically a decent guy: sound views, hard worker, smart, honest, and generally well thought of.
Conservatives are going to try their damnedest to work everyone into a lather over his rather modest involvement in the Marc Rich pardon eight years ago.
From what I can tell, though, conservatives would be smarter to lay off. Holder really does appear to be honest, well briefed, straight shooting, and temperamentally moderate. They’re going to get a liberal AG whether they like it or not, and they could do a lot worse than Holder if they somehow manage to torpedo his nomination.