Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Holder In; Two Others Out

Despite being the point man for the Clinton administration's controversial pardons (including the 16 FALN terrorists), the Senate confirmed Eric Holder as Attorney General by a vote of 75 to 21. However, two other high-level nominees, Nancy Killefer and Tom Daschle, withdrew their nominations over failure to pay income taxes. It's still hard to fathom how the Senate could confirm tax scofflaw Tim Geithner as of all things Treasury Secretary and head of the IRS.