"Politicizing The Justice Department!"

by Pejman Yousefzadeh on April 2, 2009

That was one of the cries that rallied the port side of politics to the battlements during the Bush Administration. The apotheosis of Barack Obama was supposed to stop Justice Department “politicization” and restore the rule of law to its rightful place.

And yet, we see this.

One wonders how much more opinion-shopping Eric Holder will engage in until he gets the answer he likes. And of course, the answer he likes will not always be the right answer. Bush Administration lawyers got castigated because they supposedly never said “no” to their clients. A lawyer, we were lectured, must have the courage to stand up to his/her clients and tell them that their fondest dreams may not be realized.

What did Eric Holder do in this instance? Stand up to the likes of Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel as they licked their chops at the thought of increased representation in Congress thanks to the D.C. voting rights bill? Or indulge them?

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