Via the Free Beacon, I’m not sure “enjoy” is the right word, but marvel at least. I was on Fox’s “America’s Newsroom” this morning talking about Al Sharpton’s claims he’s conferring with the White House about who they should pick to replace Holder. He has since walked that back a bit, and we should allow for the fact that he’s puffing his role up beyond what it is, though we should also allow for the fact that conferring with Al Sharpton to pick a replacement for Eric Holder is safely within the realm of possibility for an Obama White House six years in and six weeks from an election because nobody curr about anything but getting out the base.
Sharpton’s he’s long been a good soldier for the Obama White House with a sometimes frustrated black community, telling them to be patient and tamping down the occasional outburst from high-profile sometime critics like Tavis Smiley. It’s lamentable that the media and the Left have given the man who brought us the Tawana Brawley and Freddie’s Fashion Mart tragedies a giant pass and a giant pulpit, and it’s absurd that a man with that record probably is conferring in some capacity with Obama over his pick. It certainly signals that neither Holder nor the next Attorney General are meant to be “not political,” as Chuck Todd dubbed Holder. But here’s the thing. How, even with Sharpton’s advice, could Obama pick someone more polarizing, political and provocative than Eric Holder? I should probably knock on wood.