From the Department of It’s About Goddamn Time, Eric Holder is expected to announce his resignation as Attorney General later today.
It’s hard to say what was more egregious? His conduct during Fast & Furious? Calling Americans “a nation of cowards” where it concerned race relations? His probe on FNC’s James Rosen? Quashing the conviction of the Black Panthers intimidating voters in Philadelphia? Challenging the Arizona immigration law in court despite having only “glanced” at it? His demagoguery on voter ID? Wanting to try Khalid Sheikh Mohammed in NYC? That any criticism of him and President Obama is racially motivated? Take your pick.
I know most conservatives aren’t enamored of Lindsey Graham, but to truly get a measure of Holder’s incompetence their exchange in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee in 2009 is very much required viewing.
Holder’s resignation will take effect once his successor has been confirmed. The truly frightening thing here is that his successor could actually be worse. If nothing else, President Obama has an infinite capacity for making a bad situation worse.
UPDATE: I see that Ross and I are on the same pessimistic wavelength when it comes to the next Attorney General of the United States. I am sure we are not alone in sharing said pessimism.