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John Edwards for AG?

Columnist Robert Novak reported:

Illinois Democrats close to Sen. Barack Obama are quietly passing the word that John Edwards will be named attorney general in an Obama administration.

If true, this should disqualify Barack Obama from consideration for the office he seeks. The mere consideration of the idea that utterly phony ambulance chaser John Edwards would be put in charge of the Justice Department would conclusively demonstrate a complete lack of good judgment on Obama’s part. It would also be a purely political move, not merit-based, which would belie Obama’s campaign theme of “getting rid of business as usual in Washington.”

A good line from Power Line’s John Hinderaker: “I can think of a few worse cabinet appointments than this one–Dennis Kucinich as Secretary of Defense, for example–but not many.”

And from Hot Air: “Silky v1.0: Ambulance chaser. Silky v2.0: Al Qaeda chaser.”

(That’s probably an overly optimistic view. The Democrats seem more interested in using the law to go after those trying to fight al Qaeda than for going after al Qaeda – telecom companies that cooperated with the government in surveillance of suspected terrorist activity, citizens who report suspicious activity on airplanes, the Bush administration, that sort of thing.)

posted by: The Editors @ 9:21 am January 26, 2008


  1. Contrary to your negative positions and assumptions, I actually believe that the born-again John Edwards would be the best AG in our recent History

    Comment by F. Igwealor — January 26, 2008 @ 10:04 am January 26, 2008

  2. Well, your didn’t offer any basis for your belief, probably because there is none.

    Comment by The Editors — January 26, 2008 @ 10:07 am January 26, 2008

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