Skip to comments.Obama eyes Gov. Deval Patrick to replace Eric Holder at Justice
Posted on 05/16/2013 8:31:30 AM PDT by raccoonradio
Tipsville . . .
Sneed is told that Attorney General Eric Fast and Furious Holders days are numbered.
Sneed hears President Barack Obama, who is this/close to Holder, has set his sights on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick as a possible replacement when the heat dies down on the latest hot-button scandals to hit the U.S. Justice Department, said a top White House source.
Last year, Holder became a hot button over a congressional probe of the sale of government guns to drug cartels.
This time its the double whammy of an IRS scandal and the U.S. Justice Departments seizure of Associated Press reporters phone records which has caused a media uproar.
The president will wait until the heat dies down and a little time has passed beyond that before he does anything to Holder because Holder is a close pal, and thats a big deal in the White House, said a top Dem source. Holder is also a close buddy of Obamas senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, the source said. Obama knows a change has to be made, but he wants Holder to leave with his reputation intact.
◆ Cool under fire: Patrick, who hails from Chicago and will not run again for governor next year, got high marks for the way he handled the Boston Marathon bombing and its aftermath.
◆ Translation: The president will chose either Patrick, who has been a great governor, or Homeland Security chief Janet Napolitano, although Patrick is in the lead, the source added. Obama would have to replace Napolitano, but Patrick would be available.
What a perfect replacement, if it happens.
Patrick was instrumental in the mortgage meltdown.
IF Patrick "Mini Me" is picked, the acting gov would be Lt Gov Tim Murray, whose late night accident and coverup pretty much doomed his own gubernatorial hopes.
The Obama Way: Double down on stupid.
Whites Need Not Apply.
Not another politician out of the Chicago machine!
...”he (Obama) wants Holder to leave with his reputation intact.” - article
Waaaaaay too late
Maybe Billy Bulger is available?
And the cover ups continue.
This is why resignations in this administration have no beneficial impact. They’re all soldiers in the same army. One goes down and there are easily found (and abominable) replacements.
HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!
Coupe DeVal did SH*T!
In case Obama doesn't.... then.....
He needn't worry.
Holder's reputation is locked in historically.
Most Corrupt Attorney General ever.
Is Patrick particularly short? Dukakis is about 5 1/2 feet tall, I think.
Patrick’s voice sounds almost identical to Rod Blagoyevich...
minus the swears. A few yrs after 9/11 a wimpy sounding Patrick likened the 9/11 incident to a “failure of human
LOL.....Has anyone told Holder he’s gone....that’s right he knows nothing
You’re not going to get anything else.
Obama is not going to appoint anyone that isn’t a stand in for himself.
But Patrick’s past is just perfect for that standin requirement - using race bating to force banks to make loans to people who couldn’t and had no intention of paying them back.
Instituted martial law, received no backlash from the media or the public.
That's exactly what this Administration is looking for in leadership.
Oh gad. Gag me with a Howitzer 105. He has been a dismal failure.