Holder Is 'Sept. 10' Pick for AG

Conservative mag urges GOP to vote against Obama's Justice nominee
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 19, 2008 4:03 PM CST
In this March 3, 1997, file photo, then-US Attorney for the District of Columbia Eric Holder, is seen shown in his Washington office.    (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Eric Holder is “a conventional, check-the-boxes creature of the Left,” the editors of the National Review write of Barack Obama’s reported choice for Attorney General, and his selection reveals a “September 10 mentality” and a “lack of seriousness about the terrorist threat.” They add, “for these times, it is difficult to imagine a worse choice for AG than Eric Holder.”

The Review is most steamed about Holder’s role in “the final corrupt act of the Clinton administration: the pardons issued in the departing President’s final hours,” including that of financier Marc Rich. “To be blunt,” they conclude, “Holder is a terrible selection. If there’s any Obama cabinet nomination that Republicans feel moved to oppose, this should be it.”