AG Eric Holder: "I Am Not Tone Deaf"

CBS News interviews Eric Holder about criticism during his tenure as Attorney General and his decision to try the 9/11 Defendants in federal court.

"No, I'm not tone-deaf. But I understand what the nature of being Attorney General is. I don't have the same latitude that other politicians might have, to put my finger up to the wind and figure out what's going to be popular. So it's not tone deafness. It's a commitment to justice and a commitment to the law. It is not tone deafness," Holder said. "I think that is a criticism that is fundamentally unfair and political in nature," he added.

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    Could've fooled me. (5.00 / 3) (#1)
    by scribe on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 01:25:40 PM EST
    There's only one tone and he surely didn't hear it.  Sing along, Eric:  when the American government wants to put someone in a cage, they charge him and try him in a regular criminal court.  Failing that, they let him go.

    What he did on the torture regime (5.00 / 1) (#3)
    by robotalk on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 03:13:27 PM EST
    is far worse than being tone deaf.  That's nowhere near being any kind of a substantive response to criticism.

    Maybe there will be a day when our expressed arrogance will no longer be the last word on such things.

    Methinks the gentleman doth protest (none / 0) (#2)
    by oculus on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 03:07:08 PM EST
    too much.

    I'm not tone deaf (none / 0) (#4)
    by Dadler on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 06:07:34 PM EST
    I'm blind and neutered, as well.

    all part of the administration's job to (none / 0) (#5)
    by BobTinKY on Sun Sep 12, 2010 at 06:29:41 PM EST
    "preserve, protect & defend the Constitution of the UNited States"