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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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

John Oates of Hall and Oates?

tru2tx on March 5, 2010 at 6:42 AM

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.

I don’t think “dignity” and Holder travel in the same circles. My guess is that he holds on to the AG title until his fingers bleed, but that ultimately (as in a couple of months from now) he will become convinced (by some serious Rahmbo arm-twisting) that he needs to spend more time with his family.

AZCoyote on March 5, 2010 at 6:46 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

Ray Parker, Jr. Who else could it be?

Mr. D on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Overrule Holder? It was Obama decision in the first place to place these scum bags in the federal system .Anybody who thinks Holder made that decision on his own is crazy.This man child will blame anything on anybody and will never take responsibility for anything.God help us survive for the next 3 years.

thmcbb on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Holder reminds me of but I’m drawing a blank. Any ideas
tru2tx on March 5, 2010 at 6:42 AM

Holder reminds me of a sloth and Sharke is right, he looks like some cheesy 80′s musician, but I’m still trying to think who it is. ( :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cTcQ9X2Q4I0&feature=related

yoda on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 AM

Funny how the administration second guesses the Department of Jihad (DOJ) the very same day a Congressman starts asking questions about the number of appointees in the administration previously represented the terrorists against the US government.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 6:50 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

Rick Astly.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM

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.

Well, Obama has yet to resign. He has screwed up bigger issues than Holder.

Boy! The Nutroots are going to have kittens over this! I can’t wait to watch them freak out.

conservnut on March 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM

The only success of the Obama administration is implementation of Cloward Piven…Outside of that it is a complete and utter failure. I’m just waiting for Obama to do something illegal and get caught(you know it’s either already happened or is well on the way. These lefty statist communists need a Watergate of their own, and we need a second president to resign in shame. This clown is more Nixonian than Nixon…….

adamsmith on March 5, 2010 at 6:58 AM

The Nutroots are going to have kittens over this! I can’t wait to watch them freak out.

conservnut on March 5, 2010 at 6:53 AM

Am I the only one who has noticed that all talk of creating Gitmo North at Thompson Il. has gone by the wayside?

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 7:02 AM

This clown is more Nixonian than Nixon…….

adamsmith on March 5, 2010 at 6:58 AM

The filthy lying coward in the White House isn’t fit enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as Nixon. He is more “Carterian” than Carter.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Obama seems to have cornered the market on doubling down while stupid.

Johnnyreb on March 5, 2010 at 7:15 AM

Pivot? Whiplash.

MikeA on March 5, 2010 at 7:19 AM

So the Barack, the Jakarta Kid, put the managing partner for terrorist defense council at Covington & Burling LLP in charge of DoJ, what could go wrong?!

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Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy at Covington & Burling
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Institution Quraysh for Law & Policy

Mike OMalley on March 5, 2010 at 7:24 AM

Let’s see. If Holder goes, who does Obama name to replace him? Van Jones?

TXUS on March 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM

This Gitmo change-of-heart may be the “spoon full of sugar to help the medicine go down” when the healthscam is voted on in the next few weeks.

yoda on March 5, 2010 at 7:25 AM

Holder under bus? Maybe.

The ‘moonbat’ wing of his base under the bus? Most definitely.

I admit that Ed’s reasoning is solid enough.

The problem: He’s assuming that Holder is a normal run-of-mill political animal.

But what if Holder is content to be Obozo’s ‘agenda sock-puppet’?

Don’t forget who’s being let in thru the side-door of DoJ while we’re focusing on the O-care battle.

What’s more important: the journey? Or the destination?

Future events will clarify that, and other points.

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As pointed out by others, this is ‘tacking’ right.

Obozo’s approval numbers are pretty much stuck where they currently are; O-care is slowly eating the current ‘floor’.

This is nothing more than a search for the easy exit off the ‘down ramp’ this ‘self-inflicted’ political & PR ‘goat-rope’ has gotten him stuck on.

Face facts, except for Fox News and a few Moonbat Jurno’s, this ‘moment’ will disappear down the Memory Hole within a month or so.

Holder’s ‘hurt feelings’ run a far, far second to Obozo’s ‘political survival’.

Holder departing in a huff? Yeah, right.

I’d worry more about the potential ‘cookie’ Obozo tosses to Holder to keep him quiet and content in his chair.

CPT. Charles on March 5, 2010 at 7:33 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

Billy Ocean?

http://www.covershut.com/covers/Billy-Ocean—Greatest-Hits-Front-Cover-19419.jpg

Mr Purple on March 5, 2010 at 7:41 AM

This administration is a ‘success’ in so much as the damage they are doing behind the scenes.

Dawn Johnsen and her ilk are polluting the court system, Cass Sunstein etc…and the massive redistribution of wealth (let’s call it reparations) via bogus programs like the “home weatherization” program are moving at light speed.

Make no mistake as to the damage the progressive rats are doing to us.

rickyricardo on March 5, 2010 at 7:44 AM

This is what happens when you keep an eye on a prize without considering all implications. BO wanted to put GW’s admin on trial….no matter what. Unfortunately, when BO removed his finger from his ___ and held it in the air, the wind wasn’t blowing in his favor. Holder was just a pawn who now has to shuffle along.

jbh45 on March 5, 2010 at 7:51 AM

thmcbb on March 5, 2010 at 6:49 AM

You are correct. Bozo and his clown posse turn everything they do into not just a failure, but a complete disaster.

dogsoldier on March 5, 2010 at 7:53 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

It’s not a rock star you’re thinking of, it’s Ted Lange as Bartender Issac Washington on the tv show “The Love Boat”.

http://www.whosdatedwho.com/celebrity/photos/ted-lange.htm

Bishop on March 5, 2010 at 7:59 AM

This is what happens when you keep an eye on a prize without considering all implications. BO wanted to put GW’s admin on trial….no matter what. Unfortunately, when BO removed his finger from his ___ and held it in the air, the wind wasn’t blowing in his favor. Holder was just a pawn who now has to shuffle along.

jbh45 on March 5, 2010 at 7:51 AM

You are correct, this has always been about putting Bush and his policies on trial. He was attempting to appease the radical left of left wing of the Dem party and it backfired big time, now he has to face the back lash. The problem I see is that he never even had to think about doing anything. He could have just kept giving them sound bites about closing GTIMO and trials, cause they are never going to vote for anyone except a Dem. He could have just done nothing and won.

Johnnyreb on March 5, 2010 at 8:01 AM

Hey, how’s that pivot to jobs workin’ out for ya?

Daggett on March 5, 2010 at 8:04 AM

The filthy lying coward in the White House isn’t fit enough to be mentioned in the same sentence as Nixon. He is more “Carterian” than Carter.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 7:04 AM

Yeah, Nixon was ok, if a bit too liberal. Anyway, Obarfa is the best thing that ever happened to Carter. Now instead of going down in history as America’s worst Pres., Carter simply will be forgotten. Why does God still like Jimmuh?

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 8:05 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

Donnie Osmond?

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 8:07 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

He looks like a younger version of grandpa huxstable from the cosby show

Daveyardbird on March 5, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Holder: Under the bus.

JeffH on March 5, 2010 at 8:16 AM

Now instead of going down in history as America’s worst Pres., Carter simply will be forgotten. Why does God still like Jimmuh?

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 8:05 AM

Because there is a special place God’s heart for children and fools.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Also: this will allow O-Bama-Lama-Ding-Dong to ditch Holder for something other than all his shameful ties to Gitmo detainees, failure to prosecute the New Black Panther Party electioneering thugs, etc. A more “palatable” way to throw him under the bus, if you will.

JeffH on March 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM

Holder: Under the bus.

JeffH on March 5, 2010 at 8:16 AM

For his dismissal of the black panthers case to the attempted prosecution of the CIA to KSM in NY, Holder should be thrown under a stampede of elephants with diarrhea.

Daggett on March 5, 2010 at 8:18 AM

He looks like a younger version of grandpa huxstable from the cosby show

Daveyardbird on March 5, 2010 at 8:11 AM

Or an older version of Venus Flytrap from WKRP.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 8:20 AM

McCarthey has a good piece over at The Corner on NRO. He says Obama is Duping Lindsey Grahm into giving up GITMO. Interesting.

percysunshine on March 5, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Let’s see. If Holder goes, who does Obama name to replace him? Van Jones?

TXUS on March 5, 2010 at 7:25

I think that would be a step up.

ouldbollix on March 5, 2010 at 8:28 AM

Yeah, Nixon was ok, if a bit too liberal. Anyway, Obarfa is the best thing that ever happened to Carter. Now instead of going down in history as America’s worst Pres., Carter simply will be forgotten. Why does God still like Jimmuh?

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 8:05 AM

If you mashed together Nixon and Carter and added a little brown food coloring, you get Obama.

uknowmorethanme on March 5, 2010 at 8:32 AM

Forget overrulling this incompetent jackass. How about firing him.

TrickyDick on March 5, 2010 at 8:41 AM

Barry Manilow?

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 8:43 AM

If you mashed together Nixon and Carter and added a little brown food coloring, you get Obama.

uknowmorethanme on March 5, 2010 at 8:32 AM

They make brown food coloring?

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 8:44 AM

I know. Detective Harris from Barney Miller. What a incompetant, dangerous Administration.

kingsjester on March 5, 2010 at 8:47 AM

Columns
America’s destruction while Obama smokes and drinks

Holder, beware the Ides of March.

journeyintothewhirlwind on March 5, 2010 at 8:49 AM

Its bloody annoying that any conservative is going along with the pretense that this is anyone’s decision but Obama’s.

Basilsbest on March 5, 2010 at 8:52 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

Alvin & the Chipmonks… the one in the red shirt is Holder.

batterup on March 5, 2010 at 8:54 AM

Detective Harris from Barney Miller.

yes!!

(And I was thinking maybe Tony Orlando, or a black Pat Boone)

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 8:56 AM

The WH is overruling itself not Holder.

lilium on March 5, 2010 at 8:59 AM

Please God, that we may get rid of these incompetent and evil clowns running this nation into the ground.

paul1149 on March 5, 2010 at 9:04 AM

KSM & Co. already plead guilty to military charges which were then subsequently withdrawn by Holder’s mob for political reasons.

What happens to those pleas and charges? Are they going to have to begin the process all over again?

Urban Infidel on March 5, 2010 at 9:07 AM

I need a judges’ ruling here: is this a “hard pivot” or a “wicked waffle”?

ya2daup on March 5, 2010 at 9:08 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

What is wrong with you people? Even the album title is right for what he’s doing to us:

http://msp251.photobucket.com/albums/gg306/gravitom/lionel_richie-all_night_long_all_ni.jpg

Doorgunner on March 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM

Urban Infidel on March 5, 2010 at 9:07 AM

Michelle Malkin has the video of the “confession” of KSM on her site this morning. It’s 15 minutes long and he admitted to 30 yes 30 different attempts to kill former presidents, bombings, and plots to blow up buildings here in the US and around the world. I was shocked not by his admission but by the grand scope of terror that was planned not just for Americans but for the world. It is worth a watch.

milwife88 on March 5, 2010 at 9:10 AM

McCarthey has a good piece over at The Corner on NRO. He says Obama is Duping Lindsey Grahm into giving up GITMO. Interesting.
percysunshine on March 5, 2010 at 8:21 AM

Lindsey Graham has been duped into giving up many things. The less said the better.

ya2daup on March 5, 2010 at 9:11 AM

He kind of looks like this guy…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ChaXS3Naje4

“ladies, I’d like to thump thee”

LtE126 on March 5, 2010 at 9:12 AM

When’s Holder going to prosecute the White House?

Cybergeezer on March 5, 2010 at 9:22 AM

I’ve got to go with Lionel Ritchie.
The part I can’t figure out is Holder’s got the DOJ stocked with terrorist defenders. If all these guys are sitting in the DOJ waiting to do whatever it is they are there to do and they don’t get the KSM fiasco, what are they going to be doing there? Picking noses until the Black Panthers have another election intimidation or are they going back after Bush/Cheney/Rove?
Holder is not going under the bus. He is exactly what Obama wants in that position.

ORconservative on March 5, 2010 at 9:28 AM

McCarthey has a good piece over at The Corner on NRO. He says Obama is Duping Lindsey Grahm into giving up GITMO. Interesting.
percysunshine on March 5, 2010 at 8:21 AM

saw that on twitter too. My theory is that some people have an abnormal attraction to power. (I see that in WH correspondants who are so fascinated to be traveling the world with the President, that they forget their professions.) It’s heady stuff to go to the WH, etc, and be deemed a “player.” I’m all for legal term limits, (with the option of re-election after a certain amt. of time out of office.) And WH reporters ought to be of the Krauthammer type–very hard to impress no matter how splendid the BS.

JiangxiDad on March 5, 2010 at 9:29 AM

Let’s see. If Holder goes, who does Obama name to replace him? Van Jones?

TXUS on March 5, 2010 at 7:25

How about Judge Joe Brown?

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2010 at 9:31 AM

Hold the Champagne on Military Commissions – It’s a Head Fake [Andy McCarthy]

http://corner.nationalreview.com/post/?q=ZTEzYmFjYzMwZjA4ODZmZTQxOGNkYjYxNWY4M2FkNDk

katy on March 5, 2010 at 9:38 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

.
Not an 80′s musician at all, but a 70′s sit-com actor.
Detective Ron Harris from “Barney Miller

mrt721 on March 5, 2010 at 9:51 AM

He wants to build another Gitmo on US soil? How does he think he’s going to pay for that? Paging Sen. Bunning. We spent millions building that cushy facility for scumbags to be housed and there is nothing wrong with Gitmo. I wish I lived on a lush tropical island right now and didn’t have to cook my own meals. Watch Holder to see if he develops an eye tic.

Kissmygrits on March 5, 2010 at 10:09 AM

B-b-b-but that’s why Holder hired all those lawyers who defended terrorists. The plan was not to prosecute, the plan was to defend with a bad prosecution. So now what???

As for the public option, I saw on the news this morning that a Senator, or Rep from Arizona, not sure which as I didn’t hear, but he let the cat out of the bag by saying Obama told him, and others that once his health care passes, they’d work on inserting the public option. It’s far from dead in the mind of the brain dead president.

capejasmine on March 5, 2010 at 10:12 AM

The Department of Jihad has yet to give up the idea that terrorists need to be dealt with as terrorists. If the venue changes it is because the filthy lying coward in the White House understands the POLITICAL ramifications of continuing to do what he really wants to do. He can get by with his “hug a terrorist” program or ram healthcare through by devious measures. He can’t do both.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 10:19 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

Holder reminds me of Ron Brown. The Clinton official who conveniently died in a plane crash just before he was about to bring a scandal down on the White House in the pre-stained blue dress days of that administration.

highhopes on March 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM

This has got to be the worst president ever. Just about every policy he has put forth nobody wants, he has missed his own deadlines, he backtracks on his decisions. He is an embarrassment. The worst part is we have three more years of this. Its frustrating to see how much time the WH wastes.

tommer74 on March 5, 2010 at 10:22 AM

No, Holder is fine. It’s very obvious that Obama made the call, and he now realizes it was a terrible mistake.

He’s throwing himself under the bus. He made that decision before thinking it through.

AnninCA on March 5, 2010 at 10:33 AM

Great analysis Ed.

The bus has been used so many times by this administration, that it has sustained major damage beyond repair.

My suspicion is a tank will be used for Holder.

rukiddingme on March 5, 2010 at 10:34 AM

Holder: Howard Sprague’s evil twin.

curved space on March 5, 2010 at 10:42 AM

didn’t wait until Friday night to leak it to the press:

Heads will roll!

burt on March 5, 2010 at 11:07 AM

andy mccarthy in nro corner says this is a head fake, and a cover for a deal with graham to close gitmo in EXCHANGE for military tribunals

we need to make sure they dont send these guys to American prisons

ginaswo on March 5, 2010 at 11:32 AM

highhopes

r u kidding? these crazy conspiracy theories about clinton enemies dying is what makes me cringe

pls dont make it harder to maintain a right/center/moderate/ coalition thru 2012 by spouting such BS

ginaswo on March 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM

ginaswo on March 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM

Outdated tinfoil-hattery about the Clintoon clan is the least of your worries. At least nobody is going to pay much attention to that, unless you’re screaming it in the streets.

Dark-Star on March 5, 2010 at 11:46 AM

r u kidding? these crazy conspiracy theories about clinton enemies dying is what makes me cringe

ginaswo on March 5, 2010 at 11:34 AM

If Ron Brown was a “Clinton enemy” he never would have been appointed to his job.

Del Dolemonte on March 5, 2010 at 12:09 PM

By overruling Holder after letting him twist in the wind that way

The imagery of Holder being hanged like this is clearly raaaaacist.

The Monster on March 5, 2010 at 12:24 PM

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. </blockquote

Hey: If the president can (publicly) flip on the sanctity of the filibuster, he can flip on this too. No big surprise.

tgharris on March 5, 2010 at 12:36 PM

” OUT OF TOUCH ” has to be my vote for the the Hall & Oates song
Lyrics and video here
http://seeklyrics.com/lyrics/Daryl-Hall-John-Oates/Out-Of-Touch.html

ELMO Q on March 5, 2010 at 2:35 PM

But will KSM qualify for Obamacare?

profitsbeard on March 5, 2010 at 3:45 PM

Greyhound pulling in. Paging Mr. Holder.

Mason on March 5, 2010 at 4:26 PM

Going for some street cred among Hispanics, Obama has apparently installed lowrider-style adjustable shocks under his popular bus.

He can now jack it up for Holder-sized jetsam.

(If the TOTUS starts playing The Mexican Hat Dance , things are off the rails.)

profitsbeard on March 5, 2010 at 5:00 PM

dang-ed link…)

Once again, with feeling:

(If the TOTUS starts playing The Mexican Hat Dance…)

profitsbeard on March 5, 2010 at 5:03 PM

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

Burton Cummings? – http://www.autographsamerica.com/eBusiness/product_images/b/cn_b_3_6410.jpg

diogenes on March 6, 2010 at 11:56 AM

There have been suggestions that Obama would sacrifice his progressives socialist/commnunist agenda 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 socialist on ObamaCare now

Needed some clarification or the term “progressive”

Franklyn on March 7, 2010 at 4:21 PM

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