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ATTORNEY GENERAL: I HAVEN’T READ IT YET … BUT, MAN, DO I HAVE CRITICISMS

Posted by Andrew Roman on May 14, 2010

Our Attorney General, Eric Holder

He’s questioned the wisdom and constitutionality of the law. He’s conceded that the law is not racist by motivation, but is concerned that it could lead to racial profiling. He’s worried that “people will be picked on because of how they look as opposed to what they have done.” He’s called Arizona’s new immigration law “unfortunate” and expressed alarm that it “could lead to potential abuse and create a wedge between law enforcement and the community.”

The Attorney General of the United States is clearly troubled by developments in the great Grand Canyon State.

Indeed, Eric Holder sounds like a man who knows the law inside and out – a man who has picked the controversial measure apart with a fine-tooth judicial comb. He sounds like someone who comes to the table well-prepared to back up his claims, armed to the teeth with key phrases and clauses taken directly from the language of the law that give his concerns credence and legitimacy.

After all, when the chief law enforcement officer of the United States opens his mouth on matters of law, isn’t it reasonable that we expect him to know what he’s talking about?

Perhaps we expect too much.

It turns out that the Attorney General of the United States – ever-quick to open his cake hole and proffer commentary on the new Arizona illegal alien law – hasn’t even read the thing.

From the Washington Times:

Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr., who has been critical of Arizona’s new immigration law, said Thursday he hasn’t yet read the law and is going by what he’s read in newspapers or seen on television.

Mr. Holder is conducting a review of the law, at President Obama’s request, to see if the federal government should challenge it in court. He said he expects he will read the law by the time his staff briefs him on their conclusions.

“I’ve just expressed concerns on the basis of what I’ve heard about the law. But I’m not in a position to say at this point, not having read the law, not having had the chance to interact with people are doing the review, exactly what my position is,” Mr. Holder told the House Judiciary Committee.

This weekend Mr. Holder told NBC’s “Meet the Press” program that the Arizona law “has the possibility of leading to racial profiling.” He had earlier called the law’s passage “unfortunate,” and questioned whether the law was unconstitutional because it tried to assume powers that may be reserved for the federal government.

He heard it from a friend who heard it from a friend who heard it from another that the new Arizona law could be trouble. Thus, based on hearsay, America’s top law man felt he knew enough about it to publicly tender his opinion and concerns on the matter.

Nice job, Eric.

Note that the Attorney General said he was not in a position to say exactly what his position on the subject was, even though he did just that on several occasions.

Welcome to the golden days of the Messianic Age.

America can rest easy knowing that Eric Holder “expects” to plow through the voluminous ten pages that comprise the text of the Arizona law soon.

We are in good hands.

Take a “warm and fuzzy” out of petty cash.

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