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June 12th, 2012
07:09 PM ET

Letters to the President #1240: 'Holder holding on'

Reporter's Note: I write to President Obama every day. Perhaps he wants me to quit, but like a lot of folks in D.C. I don’t just give up because someone else thinks I should.

Dear Mr. President,

I have this image in my head of Attorney General Eric Holder’s office on any given Monday. The phone rings…

“Hey, Eric. It’s the president. What’s up?”
“Oh, you know, the usual. Sending out press releases saying I don’t plan to quit this week.”
“Hmm. You do that every Monday?”
“Pretty much. Sometimes I wait until Wednesday, just to keep the Republicans in Congress guessing.”
“Ha! Good one.”

Maybe it doesn’t go precisely like that, but it certainly could. I’m beginning to think that he may soon hold the record for Most Consecutive Refusals to Resign in a Cabinet Role.

Mind you, I’m not passing judgment on whether he should quit or not. Seems like your GOP friends in Congress have pretty much cornered the market on that anyway. I’m just wondering how hard it must be to do a job when so many people think you aren’t cut out for it.

I’m also wondering how this is hitting him. He always looks so unhappy. Have you considered having him over for dinner and a movie? Same phone call: “Listen, Eric, you’re looking a little stressed out. Want to come over to join the family and me for the evening? We’ve ordered “Midnight In Paris” on Pay-Per-View!”

I’m not sure that would help, but it certainly wouldn’t hurt. If nothing else it would get him to relax a little before Congress starts whacking away at him again.

Just a thought. Hope all is well. Call if you can.

Regards,
Tom

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