The Campaign Spot

Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

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


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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