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No, Really, How Can Senators Vote for Holder?



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Jen Rubin, looking over the Marc Rich scandal, asks whether senators can vote to confirm a potential attorney general who lied to Congress — considering the outrage Alberto Gonzales generated.

But it’s not just from back then. Holder just submitted biographical forms that conveniently omitted two months of work he did for Gov. Rod Blagojevich in 2004. Does anyone believe that Holder just happened to forget this? Does anyone think that Holder somehow managed to not see Blagojevich’s name in the news lately, and thus didn’t think back to the time that Pay-Rod selected him to be “special investigator to the Illinois Gaming Board”?

Notice this golden quote in the Chicago Sun Times:

“The concern was Holder had a bias to do whatever Blagojevich wanted, which was to give the casino to Rosemont,” said Jim Wagner, who was a top Chicago FBI agent before he joined the Gaming Board, from which he retired in December 2005. “We all believed the only reason Holder was coming in was to fashion an investigation that would manipulate the casino into Rosemont.”

This is the guy the president-elect wants to be the top law-enforcement officer in the country?

Cowboy up, Senators. When that first hearing starts on January 15, that’s your shot to get answers.


Tags: Barack Obama , Bill Richardson , Chris Dodd , Fred Thompson , Hillary Clinton , Horserace , Joe Biden , John Edwards , John McCain , Mike Huckabee , Mitt Romney , Newt Gingrich , Rudy Giuliani , Sarah Palin , Something Lighter , Tommy Thompson


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