Like a large section of the right-blogosphere, I like Jake Tapper while being slightly resentful that I have to.  It’s nothing against the man; Jake’s a good guy who will do things like this.

TAPPER:  You’ve said we’re a nation of cowards because we don’t talk
freely and openly about race.  So in that spirit, let me give it a
shot.  Do you think the Arizona immigration law is racist?

HOLDER:  Well, I don’t think it’s necessarily a good idea…

[snip*]

TAPPER:  Do you think it’s racist?

HOLDER:  I don’t think it’s racist in its motivation…

What’s annoying is that he’s so bloody rare for doing this.

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At any rate, it is nice to see that Attorney General Holder reads Rasmussen, which put out a poll yesterday that clearly had a say in crafting Holder’s response:

Fifty-five percent (55%) of Colorado voters favor a law like the one just adopted in Arizona that authorizes local police to stop individuals they suspect of being illegal immigrants, according to a new Rasmussen Reports telephone survey in the state. Thirty-five percent (35%) oppose such a law.

[snip]

But also as is found nationally, 55% of voters in Colorado are at least somewhat concerned that this intensified effort to identify and deport illegal immigrants will end up violating the rights of some U.S. citizens. Forty-three percent (43%) do not share this concern. This includes 33% who are Very Concerned and 20% who are Not At All Concerned.

And if you’re a Left-leaner who is currently fuming over the fact that the White House is trampling all over your nice, dirty narrative, I say this unto you: welcome to the permanent campaign!

Moe Lane

*I encourage everybody to read AG Holder’s comments in full.

Crossposted to Moe Lane.