Today, Eric Holder was confirmed as Attorney General.
Holder’s chief supporter, Sen. Patrick Leahy, said the confirmation was a fulfillment of civil rights leader Martin Luther King’s dream that everyone would be judged by the content of their character.
… Mukasey has received praise (from the former head of People for the American Way, Ralph Neas, and Sen. Charles Schumer, a New York Democrat …
I don’t remember Democrats “judging by the quality of their character” when Justice Thomas was nominated, nor when Secretary of State Rice was nominated. I think they gave General Colin Powell a pass, but the NAACP equated Rice and Powell to “tokens” and Nazis.
With little fanfare and not much credit, President Bush has appointed a more diverse set of top advisers than any president in history. __ USA Today, 12/9/2004