WaPo: WH to overrule Holder, send 9/11 plotters to military commissions

posted at 12:01 am on March 5, 2010 by Ed Morrissey

As Andy Levy said on Twitter a little while ago, the most surprising part of the Washington Post scoop isn’t the decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into the military commission system.  It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

President Obama’s advisers are nearing a recommendation that Khalid Sheik Mohammed, the self-proclaimed mastermind of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, be prosecuted in a military tribunal, administration officials said, a step that would reverse Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.’s plan to try him in civilian court in New York City.

The president’s advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition to a federal trial in New York and demands, mainly from Republicans, that Mohammed and his accused co-conspirators remain under military jurisdiction, officials said. While Obama has favored trying some terrorism suspects in civilian courts as a symbol of U.S. commitment to the rule of law, critics have said military tribunals are the appropriate venue for those accused of attacking the United States.

If Obama accepts the likely recommendation of his advisers, the White House may be able to secure from Congress the funding and legal authority it needs to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and replace it with a facility within the United States. The administration has failed to meet a self-imposed one-year deadline to close Guantanamo.

The administration officials, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations, said the president’s legal advisers are finalizing their review of the cases of Mohammed and four alleged co-conspirators.

Practically speaking, the White House has no other realistic options.  New York City refused to hold the trial there, and no other federal jurisdiction would be likely to volunteer itself.  In terms of jurisdiction, the only other court choice would be the district which includes Washington DC, which would mean a circus atmosphere in the nation’s capital for the better part of two years at the same time the federal government needs to keep operating.  Note well that this option never did get floated out as a serious trial balloon.  That leaves the military commissions — and an embarrassing retreat for the Obama administration.

The Post reports that the White House hopes to make headway on closing the detention center in Guantanamo Bay by reversing itself.  That seems rather unlikely, especially since the fight over the criminal trials has made any movement of terrorists to the US even more politically fraught than before.  The leaks from the White House emphasize the work they have been doing with Republican Senator (and Gitmo critic) Lindsey Graham, but Graham isn’t apparently biting, since they also acknowledge that Graham has limited his involvement to the Mohammed trial and issues surrounding Gitmo.

Politically, this creates a number of questions, chief among them the future of Attorney General Eric Holder.  No one doubted that Barack Obama was committed to using federal courts to adjudicate the cases of Gitmo detainees; he campaigned against the military commission system in the Democratic primaries.  As soon as Holder announced the KSM decision and political heat began to build, the White House placed all of the responsibility for the decision on Holder, claiming that the AG hadn’t consulted the White House at all.

By overruling Holder after letting him twist in the wind that way, they will have effectively emasculated him to the DoJ staff and humiliated him on the national stage.  Obama may not want to get rid of Holder, but it’s hard to see how he can remain at Justice after such a public setback.  Either he leaves with some modicum of dignity, or he stays while tacitly admitting that he’s screwed up the biggest issue he was asked to handle.

This may have some impact on the health-care debate as well.  There have been suggestions that Obama would sacrifice his progressives and hoodwink the House into passing the Senate bill without seriously attempting to get the fixes House Democrats want made through reconciliation.  After this retreat, Obama won’t dare cross the progressives on ObamaCare now — but they may be angry enough to demand a do-over to restore the public option.  Just when Obama needed the Left to sit quietly so he could pass something on health care, he will enrage them on a key cause.

Of course, Obama wouldn’t have gotten into this fix if he had actually studied the logistics of the decision before making it.  This is Obama’s failure, and he will live with the consequences, even if he finally comes to the correct conclusion.


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MeatHeadinCA on March 5, 2010 at 12:03 AM

a rare late night post from ed! good to see ya up. Very big news AND good news indeed.

ousoonerfan15 on March 5, 2010 at 12:04 AM

Of course, Obama wouldn’t have gotten into this fix if he had actually studied the logistics of the decision before making it. This is Obama’s failure, and he will live with the consequences, even if he finally comes to the correct conclusion.

Ed:
I thought you posted the Obamateurisms first thing in the morning?

Mallard T. Drake on March 5, 2010 at 12:05 AM

I thought you posted the Obamateurisms first thing in the morning?

Mallard T. Drake on March 5, 2010 at 12:05 AM

Shhhhhh…he already wrote it tonight and it is awaiting posting.

WashJeff on March 5, 2010 at 12:06 AM

The Obama two step program.

First :

If Obama accepts the likely recommendation of his advisers, the White House may be able to secure from Congress the funding and legal authority it needs to close the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and replace it with a facility within the United States.

Then make a deal with Graham to close Gitmo and bring the detainees to the United States. Once in a secure facility inside the US, the military tribunal would be judged unconstitutional, and a civilian trial would have to adjudicate the issue.

Skandia Recluse on March 4, 2010 at 11:17 PM

I thought Skandia had an interesting take on this.

daesleeper on March 5, 2010 at 12:06 AM

Mr. Holder,
NATION OF COWARDS!!! Watch out for the tread marks. Hottest place in HELL is reserved for you. Once adults take charge, we will prosecute you.

antisocial on March 5, 2010 at 12:07 AM

As Andy Levy said on Twitter a little while ago, the most surprising part of the Washington Post scoop isn’t the decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into the military commission system. It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

Eh, no… this is not surprising at all… this is a “tack right” while going left on health care… it’s clean up and diversion…

ninjapirate on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Would attacking Gitmo on the needless spending it would entail be effective?

I think so. It probably will cost $500M to do the move. There is nothing to be gained from the move. The main reason libs give is that Gitmo is a sales tool. Wouldn’t Gitmo V2.0 be the same?

WashJeff on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Shhhhhh…he already wrote it tonight and it is awaiting posting.

WashJeff on March 5, 2010 at 12:06 AM

It’s a good one, too.

Ed Morrissey on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM

It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

Heh. I had to double check the author of the post upon reading that. AP’s rubbing off on you, Ed. What’s next for you? A cat? A moderately creepy fascination with Meggie Mac?

Dead Hand Control on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM

The president’s advisers feel increasingly hemmed in by bipartisan opposition…

See? We’re ungovernable! Either that or Ready… Fire… Aim! isn’t such a great strategy after all.

Perhaps we can’t be governed by idiots is the problem.

Pablo on March 5, 2010 at 12:09 AM

Watch out for the tread skid marks.
antisocial on March 5, 2010 at 12:07 AM

FIFY

katy on March 5, 2010 at 12:09 AM

What can you say, Obama will do anything to keep his power. He doesn’t care about anyone or anything, just holding power

Doctor Zhivago on March 5, 2010 at 12:10 AM

Somebody is applying zee heat!!!!!

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:11 AM

Marine Col. Jeffrey Colwell, acting chief defense counsel at the Defense Department’s Office of Military Commissions, said it would be a “sad day for the rule of law” if Obama decides not to proceed with a federal trial. “I thought the decision where to put people on trial — whether federal court or military commissions — was based on what was right, not what is politically advantageous,” Colwell said.

That’s jarring to read.

Pablo on March 5, 2010 at 12:12 AM

Good post Mr. Morrissey. I bitterly cling to what little hope remains. . .

Skandia Recluse on March 5, 2010 at 12:13 AM

Obama thinks he’s above logistics.

His big problem has been no executive experience to bring a little reality to his narcissistic world. Others have smoothed his way politically, and it’s been a shock to him that the American people are digging in their heels.

INC on March 5, 2010 at 12:13 AM

It’s a good one, too.

Ed Morrissey on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM

Ed Morrissey: Capt’n, your up late!!!!:)

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:13 AM

It’s a good one, too.

You tease!

Bob's Kid on March 5, 2010 at 12:14 AM

Well,they did paint themselves into the corner!

Stupid Socialists!

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM


Greatest Administration Evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM

He doesn’t care about anyone or anything, just holding power

Doctor Zhivago on March 5, 2010 at 12:10 AM

What makes you say that?

Second: Don’t forget what failure to pass this bill would do to the party and my presidency.

Oh yeah.

WashJeff on March 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Another thing to get Matt Damon po’d. I got a kick out of Laura Ingraham on O’Reilly tonight. Can’t get the image of the Air America Matt Damon puppet whining “Obama make Matt Damon sad”.

Marcus on March 5, 2010 at 12:16 AM

It’s a good one, too.

Ed Morrissey on March 5, 2010 at 12:08 AM

For me, the ACME insurance OOTD last week was the best of the year. Stupidity on so many levels…it was mint!

WashJeff on March 5, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Until the rope is around KSM’s broken neck, and we have squeezed every single molecule of information to defeat those that will kill us and our children as we try to live our lives in peace…

… To me, this is just a distraction for ObowmaCare.

Put nothing past this Administration, if I can still call it that…

Seven Percent Solution on March 5, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Presidentin’ is hard, especially when his poll numbers are in the tank and he’s trying to pass his healthscam. Now he starts to listen.

yoda on March 5, 2010 at 12:17 AM

Team America. Sorry.

Marcus on March 5, 2010 at 12:18 AM

“Smartest Administration evah!”

Snort. Chortle. Guffaw.

Bruno Strozek on March 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM

See, stuff like this is why I laugh at those who think Obama is some sort of master tactician trying to cripple the country inch by inch.

Obama is quite simply a rank amateur, in far above his head and, of course, over his pay grade.

Good Solid B-Plus on March 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM

But…but..but….THE ONE commits no error! THE ONE makes no errors. THE ONE knows the way. HE is THE OBAMASSIAH! Others may fail. Others may make mistakes. The One is pure. Pure Bullshit!

GarandFan on March 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM

Obama may have seen one of those “Do you miss me yet?” signs after all.

MB4 on March 5, 2010 at 12:20 AM

More BREAKING NEWS from Radar blog!

Joe Biden to announce his resignation as VP due to health reasons. Barack Obama expected to nominate George W. Bush as his new VP.

MB4 on March 5, 2010 at 12:22 AM

“WaPo: WH to overrule Holder, send 9/11 plotters to military commissions”

Like Holder had any control over this in the first place…

… anyone else remember Obowma’s first signatures before President George W. Bush was out of Washington, D.C.’s airspace?

Yeah, Obowma is just another victim, standing on the sidelines, with no clue as to what is going on, or he is the smartest man in the world…

Which is it WaPo…?

Seven Percent Solution on March 5, 2010 at 12:24 AM

As Andy Levy said on Twitter a little while ago, the most surprising part of the Washington Post scoop isn’t the decision to put Khalid Sheikh Mohammed into the military commission system. It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

I would venture to guess that it was connected to the Liz Cheney ad. And to take some attention away from health scare. They do get a plus on this from many, incorrectly, I would say. And right on the heels of wanting “[t]o maintain a strong presidency”. White House reining in Holder, the rambunctious rascal …

All contrived, of course.

neurosculptor on March 5, 2010 at 12:24 AM

This doesn’t mean that Lindsey Graham is now supporting ObamaCare, does it?

d1carter on March 5, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Warning: Training wheels are NOT to be used by adult men. Community organizers with ZERO experience require extended use…

“Present”

TN Mom on March 5, 2010 at 12:25 AM

Greatest Administration Evaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 12:15 AM

Baxter Greene: NO SH*T,hehe!:)

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM

Sorry but Obie doesn’t get no points from me. I think the credit for this decision should go to Dick Cheney and the American folks who were smart enough to realize this was a stupid move in the first place.

Dire Straits on March 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM

It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!! Its a distraction! They’re doing something tomorrow! Hold your ground!

El_Terrible on March 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM

I used to think it was all Holder, but now I think it is all Obama. He uses these guys to catch the heat and then drops them. He is the radical pushing all of this.

WisCon on March 5, 2010 at 12:28 AM

OBAMACARE!!!!!!!!!!! Its a distraction! They’re doing something tomorrow! Hold your ground!

El_Terrible on March 5, 2010 at 12:27 AM

+1

katy on March 5, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Karl Rove, you magnificent bastard

Ugly on March 5, 2010 at 12:29 AM

Other hand.

Weight of Glory on March 5, 2010 at 12:30 AM

I used to think it was all Holder, but now I think it is all Obama. He uses these guys to catch the heat and then drops them. He is the radical pushing all of this.

WisCon on March 5, 2010 at 12:28 AM

you don’t say

Doctor Zhivago on March 5, 2010 at 12:32 AM

HE said he would do anything to pass ObamaCare….

d1carter on March 5, 2010 at 12:33 AM

I would venture to guess that it was connected to the Liz Cheney ad. And to take some attention away from health scare. They do get a plus on this from many, incorrectly, I would say. And right on the heels of wanting “[t]o maintain a strong presidency”. White House reining in Holder, the rambunctious rascal …

All contrived, of course.

neurosculptor on March 5, 2010 at 12:24 AM

Considering what the unemployment numbers are supposed to look like when they’re released Friday morning, this might actually be a way to overshadow that in the morning media news budgets.

jon1979 on March 5, 2010 at 12:33 AM

Ed uncharitably frames this news in terms of Obama’s dishonesty and lack of trustworthiness toward his leftist fellow traveler Holder or Holder’s weakness and general incompetence, to which I can only add: Heh.

Jaibones on March 5, 2010 at 12:33 AM

I feel an angst distrubance in the Liberal force,as if
thousands of ObamaVoterBots have been denied of BDS,in
not having Jihady Mohammed tried in NY!!!

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:34 AM

*thump thump*

Hey, has anybody seen Holder?

pugwriter on March 5, 2010 at 12:34 AM

Slightly OT

Ugly on March 5, 2010 at 12:34 AM

I’ve got my cynicism hat on tonight, and I’m going to say the jobs report really sucks, so they’re throwing this out for a distraction.

Weight of Glory on March 5, 2010 at 12:35 AM

He is the radical pushing all of this.

WisCon on March 5, 2010 at 12:28 AM

Back to the beginning, my friend. Obama = Ayers.

Jaibones on March 5, 2010 at 12:36 AM

But…but..but….THE ONE commits no error! THE ONE makes no errors. THE ONE knows the way. HE is THE OBAMASSIAH! Others may fail. Others may make mistakes. The One is pure. Pure Bullshit!

GarandFan on March 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM

GarandFan:You are correct,its a 5*Star El Stinko to High
Heaven,ahem!:)

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:37 AM

Here is the nice,and polite Obama!!
==========================================
An hour with Illinois Senator Barack Obama with Barack Obama
in Current Affairs
on Tuesday, November 23, 2004
——————————–

http://www.charlierose.com/view/interview/1169

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:39 AM

As soon as Holder announced the KSM decision and political heat began to build, the White House placed all of the responsibility for the decision on Holder, claiming that the AG hadn’t consulted the White House at all.

Do you think anyone actually bought that?

neurosculptor on March 5, 2010 at 12:40 AM

Holder looks like a meerkat.

Towash on March 5, 2010 at 12:40 AM

So the fact that Congressman Frank Wolf (R-VA) is demanding an accounting of terrorist defenders who now have positions in this administration a coincidence to this news story? I don’t think so.

Under the filthy lying coward in the White House, DOJ means Department of Jihad.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Whose military? Maybe they will send them to Mexico for tribunals there?

crosspatch on March 5, 2010 at 12:41 AM

Anybody getting the feeling that Barry is not up to the job?

He tries to justify his stunningly stupid decision to hold civilian trials for six months and then reverses himself and expects praise.

I think it is time to throw a net around Ogabe and admit this ‘social justice’ experiment was a dismal failure.

DeweyWins on March 5, 2010 at 12:41 AM

I’m trying to figure out which cheesy Top 40 musician from the 80′s Eric Holder reminds me of but I’m drawing a blank. Any ideas? I know he looks a little like Oprah’s boyfriend but there’s someone else I can’t put my finger on.

Sharke on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Ugly on March 5, 2010 at 12:34 AM

People can say what they will about him but he constantly puts his money where his mouth is.

Towash on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Do you think anyone actually bought that?

neurosculptor on March 5, 2010 at 12:40 AM

The Mad Hatter says that he is inclined to but he just downed a fifth of gin an hour ago so I can’t say for sure what his opinion will be tomorrow.

Cheshire Cat on March 5, 2010 at 12:45 AM

Of course, Obama wouldn’t have gotten into this fix if he had actually studied the logistics of the decision before making it.

Who are we kidding here.
Obama’s job is to “sell” the policies that Reid/Pelosi and the move on crowd put in front of him.

This failed community organizer has no clue how to actually handle or successfully navigate any issue.

Afghanistan is another example of Obama’s incompetence and reliance on his “Chicago circle” for guidance.
He yelled and screamed for years that he had a better plan and it was time for the “adults” to be in charge…..the actual reality was that he did not have a clue what to do in Afghanistan:

Obama WH bought COIN without understanding the cost: WaPo
posted at 9:30 am on October 8, 2009 by Ed Morrissey
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/10/08/obama-wh-bought-coin-without-understanding-the-cost-wapo/#comment-2810309

“It was easy to say, ‘Hey, I support COIN,’ because nobody had done the assessment of what it would really take, and nobody had thought through whether we want to do what it takes,” said one senior civilian administration official who participated in the review, using the shorthand for counterinsurgency.

The failure to reach a shared understanding of the resources required to execute the strategy has complicated the White House’s response to the grim assessment of the war by the top U.S. and NATO commander in Afghanistan, forcing the president to decide, in effect, what his administration really meant when it endorsed a counterinsurgency plan.

So basically Obama went around the country telling every American that he knew how to get the job done in Afghanistan but in reality had no idea what it would take or how much it would cost………

….Dam#!!!…looks like a pattern of serious incompetence here.

Of course it gets worse.


WaPo: White House forgot that they told McChrystal to defeat the Taliban

posted at 6:45 pm on December 5, 2009 by Allahpundit
http://hotair.com/archives/2009/12/05/wapo-white-house-forgot-that-they-told-mcchrystal-to-defeat-the-taliban/comment-page-2/#comment-3020292

In June, McChrystal noted, he had arrived in Afghanistan and set about fulfilling his assignment. His lean face, hovering on the screen at the end of the table, was replaced by a mission statement on a PowerPoint slide: “Defeat the Taliban. Secure the Population.”

“Is that really what you think your mission is?” one of the participants asked.

But that was precisely his mission, McChrystal responded, enshrined in the Strategic Implementation Plan — the execution orders for the March strategy, written by the NSC staff.

“I wouldn’t say there was quite a ‘whoa’ moment,” a senior defense official said of the reaction around the table. “It was just sort of a recognition that, ‘Duh, that’s what in effect the commander understands he’s been told to do.’ Everybody said, ‘He’s right.’”

Already briefed on the previous day’s discussion, the president “looked at it and said, ‘To be fair, this is what we told the commander to do. Now, the question is, have we directed him to do more than what is realistic? Should there be a sharpening . . . a refinement?’ ” one participant recalled.

Absolutely scary stupid…..
….Obama needs to thank God every night that our military was able to bail his incompetent butt out of the clueless,lack of any direction that “Hope and Change” was leading this nation…..
….this is certainly why it took Obama so long to make a decision about changing his very own plan he laid out in March.

….this along with many other events like the KSM/civilian trials shows just how ignorant it is for liberals to have compared Obama to the second coming of JFK,Lincoln,and FDR all rolled into one.

So far our Salesman and chief has only shown himself to be the second coming of Erkel:

http://www.laughatliberals.com/blog/archives/2009/the-new-erkel/

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 12:45 AM

Sharke on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Can’t be Lionel Richie. He’s not cheesy!

Narutoboy on March 5, 2010 at 12:45 AM

Practically speaking, the White House has no other realistic options

But if it’s a moral imperative to try KSM in a civilian court, if it’s illegal and damages America to do otherwise, then President Obama has no option than to do it.

If something is a moral imperative (like ending slavery) or the lawful thing to do (like releasing O.J. when everyone knew he was guilty) then we have no choice but to do it, no matter what the consequences are, political or otherwise.

So if Obama and his supporters really believe what they have been saying for the last several months, how can they do this now?

But if not, there is absolutely zero reason for the Obama Administration for having begun any of this, or even hinted at it. If not, then Obama has been playing politics with our national security.

29Victor on March 5, 2010 at 12:49 AM

But…but..but….THE ONE commits no error! THE ONE makes no errors. THE ONE knows the way. HE is THE OBAMASSIAH! Others may fail. Others may make mistakes. The One is pure. Pure Bullshit!

GarandFan on March 5, 2010 at 12:19 AM

GarandFan:You are correct,its a 5*Star El Stinko to High
Heaven,ahem!:)

canopfor on March 5, 2010 at 12:37 AM


…I hear you loud and clear…..


Obama’s like Reverse Jesus. You will, collectively, assume his sins so that he is cleansed and untainted.*
(Ace of Spades)

OH….almost forgot….

….This is all Bush’s fault!!!!!

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 12:50 AM

Towash on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Yes he does.

Ugly on March 5, 2010 at 12:51 AM

I keep asking: has Obama accomplished anything that hasn’t backfired into complete and utter embarrassment?

John the Libertarian on March 5, 2010 at 12:59 AM

If this is true, then this is a huge crack in Obama’s coliseum

or

If this is true, this is a huge crack in the pipe Obama’s been smoking.

Kini on March 5, 2010 at 12:59 AM

In terms of jurisdiction, the only other court choice would be the district which includes Washington DC, which would mean a circus atmosphere in the nation’s capital for the better part of two years at the same time the federal government needs to keep operating.

You mean a circus atmosphere different from the existing one?

unclesmrgol on March 5, 2010 at 12:59 AM

It’s only to be expected. Holder’s expertise was not in prosecutions but, in seeking pardons.

It’ll be interesting to see just how many of his staff bail out so they can join the defense team.

walkingboss on March 5, 2010 at 12:59 AM

How long does anyone expect Holder to be around, any more?

Kini on March 5, 2010 at 1:04 AM

Does the world hate us again now?

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2010 at 1:07 AM

World, yer Obama is a buffoonish Pinocchio.

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2010 at 1:08 AM

I’m trying to figure out which cheesy Top 40 musician from the 80’s Eric Holder reminds me of but I’m drawing a blank. Any ideas?

Sharke on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

You might be thinking of the black cop from Barney Miller.

Or maybe one of the Village People?

UltimateBob on March 5, 2010 at 1:09 AM

Does the world hate us again now?

Schadenfreude on March 5, 2010 at 1:07 AM

Life was better then, wasn’t it.

Kini on March 5, 2010 at 1:10 AM

I’m trying to figure out which cheesy Top 40 musician from the 80’s Eric Holder reminds me of but I’m drawing a blank. Any ideas?

Sharke on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Here ya go

Not that this ever made it to the top 40.

UltimateBob on March 5, 2010 at 1:33 AM

Friday night is sooo obvious…

Thursday night: it’s the new Friday night.

silverfox on March 5, 2010 at 1:34 AM

So this can be filed under the heading “Even a Broken Clock is Right Twice a Day”?

NoLeftTurn on March 5, 2010 at 1:34 AM

I’m trying to figure out which cheesy Top 40 musician from the 80’s Eric Holder reminds me of but I’m drawing a blank. Any ideas?

Sharke on March 5, 2010 at 12:42 AM

Kid Creole <———-> Eric Holder

neurosculptor on March 5, 2010 at 1:41 AM

With this decision, how many lapdog dems and RINOs did Hussain flip for his healthscare nightmare ?

macncheez on March 5, 2010 at 1:43 AM

It’s torture I tells ya! KSM went in like this
and came out like this

FontanaConservative on March 5, 2010 at 1:53 AM

It’s torture I tells ya! KSM went in like this
and came out like this

FontanaConservative on March 5, 2010 at 1:53 AM

This is his very recent look

macncheez on March 5, 2010 at 2:07 AM

It’s that the White House didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

But they did wait until midnight. I trust them ZERO. Ed, you watch the right hand – and AP, you watch the left.

redwhiteblue on March 5, 2010 at 2:10 AM

Will Andrew Sullivan cry?

Mr. Joe on March 5, 2010 at 2:12 AM

macncheez on March 5, 2010 at 2:07 AM

It just doesn’t get any better for him does it
:)

FontanaConservative on March 5, 2010 at 2:13 AM

If this is true, this is a huge crack in the pipe Obama’s been smoking.

Kini on March 5, 2010 at 12:59 AM

I’ve always wondered what would happen if a drug sniffing dog accidentally got loose in the Whitehouse, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Speakup on March 5, 2010 at 2:23 AM

I’ve always wondered what would happen if a drug sniffing dog accidentally got loose in the Whitehouse, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Speakup on March 5, 2010 at 2:23 AM

The dog would die of an overdose.

Kini on March 5, 2010 at 2:45 AM

macncheez on March 5, 2010 at 2:07 AM

It just doesn’t get any betterworse for him does it
:)

FontanaConservative on March 5, 2010 at 2:13 AM

FIFM

FontanaConservative on March 5, 2010 at 2:45 AM

I’ve always wondered what would happen if a drug sniffing dog accidentally got loose in the Whitehouse, the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Speakup on March 5, 2010 at 2:23 AM

Got Coke?

El_Terrible on March 5, 2010 at 2:54 AM

You might be thinking of the black cop from Barney Miller.

That’s it! That’s who Holder reminds me of. I could not figure it out.

Actually I think if you could merge that guy and Hal Linden himself, you get even closer to Holder.

Missy on March 5, 2010 at 3:09 AM

Will Andrew Sullivan cry?

Mr. Joe on March 5, 2010 at 2:12 AM

No…Sullivan will do what all liberals do….Blame it on Bush
and then do a complete 180′ turn on his previous stance concerning the issue so that he can do his part to defend his liberal Messiah Obama.

The One must not be touched……..

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Good for the Fool to throw Holder under the bus. Holder should have resigned a long time back.

nyx on March 5, 2010 at 4:20 AM

The One must not be touched……..

Baxter Greene on March 5, 2010 at 3:41 AM

Heh. Andrew Sullivan gets an orgasm every time he even thinks of Obama… and you are saying that the One must not be touched !

You have to be careful while talking about Obama, Sullivan. (and Mr.Leg Tingles as well)

nagee76 on March 5, 2010 at 4:37 AM

We send the following out to Eric Holder! Hey Eric, if you’re listening, this one’s for you!

whump whump whump!

Another one thrown under the bus!

whump whump whump!

Another one thrown under the bus!

And another one thrown!
And another one thrown!
Another one thrown under the bus!

Hey!

B.O. gonna throw you too!

Another one thrown under the bus!

whump whump whump!

pilamaye on March 5, 2010 at 5:43 AM

Wow. Our Preisident is actually thinking out side the box! (The box being the stupid drivel of after school rap sessions and MSNBC talking points.)

Genuine surprise and respect from some of us racists, Mr. President!

IlikedAUH2O on March 5, 2010 at 6:04 AM

Waterlooeyish!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gu1q17rUkVU

Mr Purple on March 5, 2010 at 6:21 AM

Well, A man named Liu was just nominated to the looney Ninth Circuit. Ooooooohhhhh is he nice and liberal!

http://www.law.berkeley.edu/7806.htm

IlikedAUH2O on March 5, 2010 at 6:27 AM

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