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December 20, 2011

Eric Holder: You Know Who The Real Victim of Fast And Furious Is? No, Not Brian Terry. Or The 300 Mexicans. That's Adorable, But Not What I Meant. No, The Real Victim of Fast and Furious Is... Me.

Damn fine steno pool they have at the New York Times. But I'm linking BigJournalism.

But Mr. Holder contended that many of his other critics — not only elected Republicans but also a broader universe of conservative commentators and bloggers — were instead playing “Washington gotcha” games, portraying them as frequently “conflating things, conveniently leaving some stuff out, construing things to make it seem not quite what it was” to paint him and other department figures in the worst possible light.

There's a great Arrested Development where the family hires a PR adviser.

Michael gets a call from his delinquent brother GOB (pronounced like the Bible's Job).

"I need your PR person to spin something for me," GOB says in his deep, raspy voice.

"What do you need spun?"

"Murder," GOB gravels.

Murder is a "gotcha"?

Jeffrey Dahmer Arrested On Eight Counts of Mispeaking, Aggravated Gaffes

300 people murdered, and Holder is sitting here saying "let's not bicker and argue about 'oo killed 'oo."

It's kind of hard to cover up 300 dead bodies.

Oh, I know what can cover them up.

Of that group of critics, Mr. Holder said he believed that a few — the “more extreme segment” — were motivated by animus against Mr. Obama and that he served as a stand-in for him. “This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him,” he said, “both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

Only racists care about 300 dead Mexicans. (And two Americans, but it sounds odder just noting the Mexican bodycount.)


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