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Daily Beast’s Holder puff piece the puffiest puff piece since the invention of puff pieces

Daily Beast’s Holder puff piece the puffiest puff piece since the invention of puff pieces

He’s not Eric de Torquemada, he has regrets.

He’s a progressive not Tomás de Torquemada.

Common all you critics, it’s just Eric, Holder’s Regrets and Repairs:

… But sources close to the attorney general says he has been particularly stung by the leak controversy, in large part because his department’s—and his own—actions are at odds with his image of himself as a pragmatic lawyer with liberal instincts and a well-honed sense of balance—not unlike the president he serves. “Look, Eric sees himself fundamentally as a progressive, not some Torquemada out to silence the press,” says a friend who asked not to be identified….

In an interview, Holder acknowledged that there was considerable room for improvement in how Justice handles leak cases, casting the episode as a kind of teaching moment for his department and himself….

To begin the process of recalibrating that balance, Holder is initiating a dialogue with representatives of major media organizations. Invitations go out today, with the first meeting taking place possibly as early as this week. Holder’s aides say he is encouraging a no-holds-barred conversation with the goal of updating and strengthening DOJ guidelines. But Holder’s own personal soul searching has already begun, with, among other things, the question of why he signed off on an affidavit that in retrospect he believed may have crossed the line….

That is why, Holder believes, there is ultimately no better solution than passing a media-shield law that would place those decisions in the hands of an independent federal judge. But until then, Holder will be the judge—a little more experienced, and perhaps a little wiser.

Get it? It’s a teaching moment, and that affidavit claiming James Rosen was a criminal co-conspirator so as to justify a search warrant — well he’s taking a mulligan on that one.

Everyone believes in second chances, except haters.

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Comments

The only thing I have to say about this nonsense Professor is that I’m glad you read the Daily Beast so I don’t have to.

Awww….

Puuurrrrr Eric. He has had to do some introspective navel-gazing.

This is, doubtless, part of his investigation of hissef.

What a grim, dirty joke.

LukeHandCool | May 28, 2013 at 12:35 pm

Awww puffs. I love cream puffs.

Taste the flaky goodness. Rich.

Can’t stop at one. Must have more flaky, creamy goodness …

“Jihadist’s Machetes and Machinations: How the Home-Grown British Jihadist Feels About His Own Role in the Beheading Case—And How He Plans to Prevent It From Happening Again.” By Daniel Klaidman.

Juba Doobai! | May 28, 2013 at 1:17 pm

Notice how Obama is being pictured with a single tear lately? Another puff piece.

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to Juba Doobai!. | May 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Remember that when Hitler lost a quarter million men at Stalingrad, he was nonplussed. When one of his favorite Alsatians died, he rolled on the floor and cried for hours.

    Narcissists can only shed tears at personal loss.

Much as I despise Holder this Daniel Klaidman character is even worse.

I can’t believe he’s passing as a reporter. The article reads like an ad company’s press release.

The last paragraph is especially nauseating, especially this:

“But until then, Holder will be the judge—a little more experienced, and perhaps a little wiser.”

    TrooperJohnSmith in reply to wyntre. | May 28, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    He probably got caught with a few ounces of China White or cocaine in his luggage when he came back from his last vacation at Hedonism II. Like the good Chicago Machinistas they are, Holder’s Boys probably told him, “It’s all right. We can ice dis t’ing if yaz wanna play ball wid us. We’ll call youz w’en we need yaz.”

“Attorney General Eric Holder Reportedly Felt ‘Personal Remorse’ Over Fox News Subpoena”
…yeah – even some of the national socialism executioners at Auschwitz had that same feeling. Oh, that’s ANOTHER similarity between Adolf’s Germany and the holder and the OBOZO regime!

The only “personal remorse” that Eric Holder feels a creeping sense of is the personal remorse that comes directly upon learning that you’ve been caught.

Holder’s behavior is completely in line with the progressive movement. Perhaps they’re puzzled because the rest of us view it as wrong.

TrooperJohnSmith | May 28, 2013 at 4:19 pm

Holder’s aides say he is encouraging a no-holds-barred conversation with the goal of updating and strengthening DOJ guidelines. But Holder’s own personal soul searching has already begun, with, among other things, the question of why he signed off on an affidavit that in retrospect he believed may have crossed the line….

Translation: “Okay, let’s have a dialogue inside DOJ. Let’s for a loophole in our SOP that let’s me say, ‘Yeah, I messed up, but you know, the whole system is screwed up’. This let’s me plead both guilty to bad judgment and innocent to malice aforethought. Got that? Now, get jumping! I’m springing for pizza and beer if someone wants to make the run.”

    Juba Doobai! in reply to TrooperJohnSmith. | May 28, 2013 at 7:57 pm

    he believed may have crossed…
    he believed may have crossed…

    His first clue that he DID cross the line was that he had to go judge shopping. His second clue is that a big stink is being raised about it.

    There is no MAY HAVE CROSSED in this thing. There is MOST CERTAINLY DID CROSS….

    These sort of mealy-mouthed weaselly words are evidence, proof that Holder is just saying what he thinks people want to hear to forestall an independent investigation. Since the Obama administration is so much in bed with Islamists, we will call Holder’s “remorse” and “may have crossed” what it is: taqqiyah.

Henry Hawkins | May 28, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Whenever my kids tried that ‘poor me’ bullshit to weasel out of something we all knew they’d done, it just led to a worse whuppin’.

Holder has:
1. perjured himself before Congress
2. aided and abetted false statements to a judge to obtain a warrant
3. violated his oath of office
4. engaged in illegal surveillance
5. placed a video maker in jail knowing he had nothing to do with Bengazi
6. obstructed justice in congressional investigations.
7-on please add all the crimes I missed.

And we are supposed to feel sorry for him. If he didn’t control the justice department, he would be indicted multiple times.

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