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How About Trey Gowdy?

September 30, 2014

In a new column at USA Today, Glenn Reynolds suggests that Obama should replace Eric Holder as attorney general with a Republican…

For next attorney general, reach across aisle

Having a Defense secretary from the other party makes war bipartisan, and reassures members of the opposition that the powers of the sword aren’t being abused. Likewise, naming an attorney general from the opposite party would tend to make the administration of justice bipartisan, and would provide considerable reassurance, as Holder’s tenure in office emphatically did not, that the powers of law enforcement were not being abused in service of partisan ends. In an age of all-encompassing criminal laws, and pervasive government spying, that’s a big deal.

Not that anyone in Obama’s inner circle would care but here’s my suggestion…

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