This is what we in the business call a hint .
Over the course of four and a half years, no other member of President Obama’s cabinet has been at the center of so many polarizing episodes or the target of so much criticism. While the White House publicly backed Mr. Holder as he tried to smooth over the latest uproar amid new speculation about his future, some in the West Wing privately tell associates they wish he would step down, viewing him as politically maladroit. But the latest attacks may stiffen the administration’s resistance in the near term to a change for fear of emboldening critics.
See, this administration never gives in to terrori… no, wait, sorry: I was thinking of the Bush Administration. This administration never wants to give into Republicans (which is not even remotely the same thing, fever dreams of the Online Left to the contrary). So they’re not going to want to escort Eric Holder out of the door simply on my say-so*. But if they can get a bunch of Democrats to regretfully say that it is of course a shame that the GOP is politicizing this issue, blah blah, that it’s so unfair that Holder is a target of a witch hunt, yadda yadda, but nonetheless the reality must be faced that Republican intransigence has put Holder in an untenable position, etc, etc, etc… we all know how the game is played by now, yes?
Whether or not the right Democrats will take the hint is another story entirely. Normally you’d expect that the answer would be yes, but then: normally you’d expect that a Presidential administration would be competent at day to day affairs. This has been an incorrect expectation since, oh, about January of 2009.
Via Hot Air.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*Note, by the way, that I expected Holder would be gone two weeks ago. I’d be flattered at the depths of Barack Obama’s petulance and spite that’s being displayed by holding out this long, if only I could make myself believe that either was directed at me personally…