Babs Backs Holder for AG

Streisand urges fellow lefties to fight for Obama nominee
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2009 1:33 PM CST
Kennedy Center 2008 honorees, from left, Roger Daltrey, Pete Townshend, Twyla Tharp, Morgan Freeman, Barbara Streisand, and George Jones.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Barbra Streisand is using her star power to push for the speedy confirmation of Eric Holder as attorney general, Politico reports. In a letter, Babs asks like-minded people to sign a petition supporting a man who is “committed to liberty, the rule of law, and our constitutional rights.” And she squeezes in an across-the-aisle dig. “We can’t let Republican delays deny the American people the Attorney General they deserve.”