Attorney General Eric Holder might pass on a second term under the Obama administration, he told students today at the University of Baltimore School of law. “That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder disclosed. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?”
Remorse, maybe? Doubtful. I suppose dropping out in between terms appears much more favorable than resigning mid-term, out of disgrace for the countless shenanigans he’s pursued — or not pursued — during his tenure at the Justice Department.
He says he needs to “sit down” with his family and President Obama to see if he still wants the job. The family part was a nice touch.
“[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do? Do I have gas left in the tank? It’s been an interesting and tough four years, so I really just don’t know,” Holder added.
I’m assuming that “talk” with Obama must have something to do with the massive political liability his department has become under the President’s regime. Holder’s attachment with the botched Fast and Furious operation — which, note, resulted in a dead U.S. Border Patrol agent — has become quite the debacle. Especially after the U.S. Attorney General was found in contempt of Congress for refusing to provide documentation about the scandal.
President Obama invoked executive privilege over the boondogle, to protect his man and show that he’s got the Justice Department “under control.” But something tells me that in the wake of his first term, it’s time to tie up some loose ends — and there’s a whole hell of a lot to tie up.