Eric Holder: Possibly making an exit?

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With all that happened with Eric Holder in the Obama 1st term, it’s no surprise that the US Attorney General may be looking for another job.  Especially in light of the Fast and Furious scandal, the iconic situation which landed Eric Holder in contempt of Congress, perhaps Holder is hoping to dodge the demons on his trail.  Barack Obama’s ‘executive privilege’ on behalf of Holder may have held off his day of reckoning, but he is likely realizing it might not hold all the way through the Obama term two.  CBS reports:

Holder told law school students at the University of Baltimore School of Law that he does not know if he will stay in his job.

“That’s something that I’m in the process now of trying to determine,” Holder said. “I have to think about, can I contribute in a second term?”

It’s rather apparent, Eric Holder’s decision to possibly step down will not be made lightly, and it’s certainly not because he’s grown tired of the upholstery in his office.  There is certainly a sense of anxiety or weariness, which may have taken its toll:

“[I have to] really ask myself the question about, do I think there are things that I still want to do? Do I have gas left in the tank? It’s been an interesting and tough four years, so I really just don’t know,” Holder told students.

Well, of course… engaging in a coverup is certainly not the easiest of tasks, and it has definitely not done any favors for his blood pressure.  Perhaps stepping down may be a smart move on his part.

As for who will take the mantle when he makes his break for the exit,  Janet Napolitano, who is currently the head of the Department of Homeland Security (affectionately known by the Drudgies as ‘Big Sis’), is one candidate; this ought to be interesting.

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