Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Congrats to Eric Holder
It has been confirmed, Eric Holder, who served as deputy attorney general under former president Bill Clinton, will be the first African American to ever hold the post of Attorney General.
Holder was co-chief along with Caroline Kennedy of Obama's vice-presidential selection process and, like Obama, is a fellow alumnus of Columbia University in New York.
Holder 57, is a partner in the Washington law firm of Covington and Burling. He has served as a superior court judge in the nation's capital and was named the capital's US attorney by former president Clinton before taking the post of deputy attorney general under Janet Reno in 1997.
I wonder though with Obama choosing so many of Clinton's old connections as part of his transitional team is that wise move.