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If You’re Not Willing to Ask a Potential Attorney General Tough Questions, Why Are You in the Senate?



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Last night, word was spreading among conservative bloggers that two Republican senators on the Judiciary Committee may be going wobbly on the review of attorney-general nominee Eric Holder at his confirmation hearing. Sens. George Voinovich and Dick Lugar conspicuously chose not to sign a letter to committee chairman Patrick Leahy declaring that Holder’s record requires more time to review.

Very, very disappointing if true; probing the nominees, particularly for this role as the top law-enforcement job in the country, is their job.

Another item to toss on the pile: Eric Holder conveniently forgetting to mention his past work for Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich (D-Corruption) in his response to committee questions.


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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