For John, BLUF: As I have said before, General Holder has been a big disappointment to me. Nothing to see here; just move along.
On the radio a little while ago I heard that Us Attorney General Eric Holder is resigning. He will leave the office once his replacement is on the job, per The Boston Globe.
WASHINGTON — Eric Holder, who served as the public face of the Obama administration’s legal fight against terrorism and weighed in on issues of racial fairness, is resigning after six years on the job. He is the nation’s first black attorney general.I wonder what the Reporters Nedra Pickler and Jim Kuhnhenn meant by the phrase "one of the most progressive voice" of President Obama's appointees?
The White House said that President Barack Obama would announce Holder’s departure later Thursday and that Holder planned to remain at the Justice Department until his successor was in place.
White House officials said Obama had not made a final decision on a replacement for Holder, who was one of the most progressive voices in his Cabinet. A Justice Department official said Holder finalized his plans in a meeting with the president over the Labor Day weekend.
On a sad note, our Commonwealth Governor, Deval Patrick, has said he is not in the running.♥ That means we will not get to see the succession process play out. I think that would have been interesting. Maybe the office would have just been declared vacant and left that way until January of 2015.
Regards — Cliff
♥ On the other hand, when the President calls, one responds.