Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Holder's weasel reputation

I was thinking this morning about how different the American left would have perceived U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder's testimony on the Fast and Furious gunrunning operation if it had surfaced after Rand Paul's Filibuster instead of before it.

When Paul's old-school filibuster captured the public's attention Holder released an audacious statement where he gave his stance on the constitutionality of domestic drone strikes with a snarly opening line to make it sound like he had not been asked about the question before. We know better. We saw Holder's sophomoric attempts to weasel out of that same question when asked by U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-TX, the day before.

This incident provided a platform to civil liberty warriors of all stripes to rain down on the Obama administration about drone strikes, including many leftists. Clearly, this episode had some impact on that way Holder is perceived by those people.

So imagine if Holder's testimony on Fast and Furious came out now instead of last summer. I expect the sides people fell on that issue would not have been split so evenly along partisanship lines if everyone knew what a weasel Holder is at the time.

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