Democrats and liberals used to incessantly accuse the Bush Administration of being ideological and incompetent. I never bought into these criticisms and often found them to be over the top.
It is, therefore, with great amusement that I watched the Attorney General flail about this week. One moment he was twisting himself into ideological knots so he would not have to say the phrase "radical Islam" at a congressional hearing. Another moment, caught him sheepishly admitting he had not read the controversial Arizona immigration law despite his having criticized it publicly on multiple occasions.
That is two major missteps for Holder in one week: one of them blatantly ideological, the other reeking of incompetence (and perhaps ideology as well).
Check out the videos below. They are painful to watch. Holder's evasiveness in the first video is in vivid contrast to the forthrightness of New Jersey's governor, Chris Christie, in the video I posted late last week (found here).
Holder on "Radical Islam:"
Holder admits he did not read the Arizona law:
H/T Jill Stanek