Although the MSM has been ignoring it assiduously, people who do not limit their information consumption to the MSM know that Eric Holder, amongst his many sins, presided over Operation Fast and Furious, which shipped untraceable guns into Mexico. These guns were subsequently responsible for the deaths of hundreds of people, including, possibly, American border guards. It was either a botched effort to catch drug runners, or an intentional effort to inflame American sensibilities about guns, in order to make it easier for the Obama administration to chip away at the Second Amendment. Either way, it Operation Fast and Furious reflects very, very badly on Mr. Holder.
I therefore found it incredibly amusing when Holder defended himself recently to a Senate Judiciary Committee:
Embattled Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday that he has “stuck by my guns” during his time in office.
“I’ve enjoyed my time as attorney general,” he told the panel. “It’s been a tough job. It is one that takes a lot out of you. Some raised concerns as to whether I was tough enough for this job. I think that people will hopefully see that I’ve done this job in a way that is consistent with our values.”
He was responding to Sen. Herb Kohl (D-Wis.) who asked Holder if he would consider serving a second term as attorney general if Obama is reelected.
“I stuck by my guns,” Holder continued. “I’ve been criticized a lot for the positions that I’ve taken. I’ve lost some. I’ve won more than I’ve lost. I’m proud of the work that I’ve done. More important, I’m proud of the 116,000 people in this United States Department of Justice. This has been the highlight of my career to have been the attorney general of the United States, to work with you all and to serve this president. What my future holds, frankly, I’m just not sure.”
The CNS column from which I quoted ended by pointing to Operation Fast and Furious, so I’m not the only one who found Holder’s language amusing. The column, though, is more subtle than I, implying the same point that I am making front and center.
I’m sure a Freudian analyst would have a field day with Holder’s “stuck by my guns” statement. As it is, I’ll just settle for expressing surprise at Holder’s puckish, pun-ish wit.