Chuck Todd: Eric Holder Is a 'Very Non-Political Person'
Meet the Press host Chuck Todd appeared on MSNBC just after news broke that Attorney General Eric "nation of cowards" Holder is resigning. Todd said something that it's hard to believe even he believes.
TODD: "He did a lot of tough stuff that you would say hey, attorney general has to do tough stuff, this is not a forgiving job, you have to do tough stuff, but what’s interesting about him, he is a very nonpolitical person. People used to mistakenly think that this guy was this long time political operative that happened to be an attorney general. That’s not him at all. Used to get him in hot water with the president’s own political aides that sometimes felt Eric Holder wasn’t thinking about politics of an issue, whether it was for instance early on."
Todd says this of the man who openly talked about serving "my people" as attorney general. He made that comment in connection with the New Black Panther case -- a racially-tinged case that Holder's DOJ dropped even after the government had won it.
Eric Holder desperately wants to treat al Qaeda terrorists as criminals rather than non-state illegal combatants. That's a political choice, and one for which he has been roundly criticized. When Holder attempted to move trials of al Qaeda terrorists from military tribunals to civilian court -- in New York -- he lost. Big.
Being obtuse to the viewpoints of others, and being unable to comprehend that the things that you say and do offend and anger others, is not the same thing as being "non-political."
It may show contempt for others and their points of view. It may show cluelessness about how one's actions might be viewed by others. It is not "non-political."
The fact is, Holder's DOJ has been staffed at the top by far left radicals. His DOJ has been overtly political, most recently in its intervention in Ferguson. Eric Holder is arguably the most political and biased attorney general in American history.
Perhaps Chuck Todd just doesn't see anyone on the far left as "political."