The PJ Tatler

The Washington Post wakes up to DOJ abuses

It only took two years, but the Washington Post, courtesy of the objective reporting of Jerry Markon, has finally woken up to some of the most preposterous policies of Eric Holder’s Justice Department.  Read all about the latest one in “Justice Department sues on behalf of Muslim teacher, triggering debate.”  This is big stuff: 

Experts say the government might have difficulty prevailing because the 19-day leave Khan requested goes beyond what courts have considered.

“It sounds like a very dubious judgment and a real legal reach,” said Michael B. Mukasey, who was attorney general in the George W. Bush administration. “The upper reaches of the Justice Department should be calling people to account for this.”

I’m sure the shrill press operatives at the Office of Public Affairs weren’t happy to hear the Post was sniffing around this one.  They’ve enjoyed almost four years of a mainstream media love-fest that may be coming to an end.  The fact they made Assistant Attorney General Tom Perez available to defend this policy instead of the always cheerful and pleasant (not) Tracy Schmaler means they understand there are big electoral liabilities here.  But don’t feel too bad for the Attorney General, he can always rely on his friends at Covington and Burling to fund (presumably with ad dollars) a sycophantic blog that only ever has nice things to say about Holder, even if nobody reads it.  More on that one later.