More evidence of Obama’s detachment

Politico, in a puff piece on the hapless Eric Holder, offers more evidence of President Obama’s detachment (which has been noted by the traditionally less-than-astute). From Politico:

“I have complete confidence in Eric Holder as Attorney General. He’s an outstanding Attorney General and does his job with integrity, and I expect he will continue to do so,” Obama said in response to a reporter’s question Thursday.

Why would Obama stand up for Holder? Holder’s loyalty and an ability to (eventually) follow fundamental instructions, it would appear.

At the beginning of the administration, Holder was muzzled by the White House after he caused political distractions for a public comment about America being “a nation of cowards on race” and for endorsing an assault-weapons ban in an interview when that was not an administration priority. He was also ordered by the White House to keep a low profile on issues like Guantanamo and his plan to try the 9/11 suspects in a federal court in New York.

Today the Administration welcomes any distraction from their political woes, even if Holder’s department is the root cause of many of them (at minimum, Fast and Furious, the Administration’s death by drone policy, and the AP wiretaps). And of course, Holder was a known quantity to Obama as the man who “brokered one of the most unjustifiable pardons that an American president [Bill Clinton] has ever granted.”

Or maybe Holder’s modest abilities, pliability, and character faults were what Obama was after all along.


About Professor Mockumental

I enjoy almost all forms of parody, buffoonery, and general high-jinks. Satire has shown itself to be an essential societal need; I therefore humbly offer my services in such a manner. I enjoy mocking the usual suspects at the New York Times (Charles Blows, Moron Dowd, and the earth is flat guy) and Washington Post (Dana Milkbag, E.D. Dijon, and David Ignoramus). There are many others as well, but sadly, there are always too many targets and too little time.

Posted on May 19, 2013, in Uncategorized and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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