Word is that Eric Holder may be the pick for Attorney General. (At the very least the Obama team is counting votes.) Yes, this would be the same Eric Holder who was the number two man in the Clinton Department of Justice. The same Holder who steered Marc Rich to his lawyer (from whom Holder at the time was seeking a job). The same Holder who seemed to give his blessing to the pardoning of Rich (“neutral, leaning toward favorable” was his evaluation). A recap of this sorry chapter in the Clinton presidency and Holder’s role can be found here.
If this report is accurate, it isn’t going to please the crowd who thought they were getting change. It isn’t going to please the good government types, either. But it will please some conservative Senators, who will get to sink their teeth into a nice, juicy confirmation hearing. If such a character came along while Sen. Joe Biden was on the committee, can you imagine what he would say?