Politics over Freedom, Ctd
Via Doug Mataconis, Andrew Coulson finds yet another one of those “little incidents” that add up to a pattern of choosing politics over respect for freedoms:
Eric Holder, Attorney General of the United States, walked up to former DC Councilman Kevin Chavous at an event and told him to pull an ad criticizing the administration for its opposition to the DC school voucher program. The Attorney General of the United States!
It’s not that Eric Holder doesn’t have the right to express opposition to the ad or defend the Administration against the ad. It’s that Eric Holder, like too many other Administration officials, doesn’t seem to recognize that when he does something of this nature, it’s not just Eric Holder, supporter of the President and member of the Democratic Party, speaking; it’s also the Attorney General of the United States speaking, with all of the weight and power that comes with that position standing behind him.