Friday, March 27, 2009

Obama Tosses Aside Rove's "Government of Men"

When Attorney General Eric Holder took his oath of office today, President Obama took direct aim at the former Rove-Bush Administration's politicization of the U.S. Department of Justice. Rove and friends are accused of masterminding the political prosecution of prominent Democratic supporters and politicians across the country after nine U.S. Attorneys were abruptly fired in 2006.

The Boston Globe reports:

President Obama took the time today to hold a...swearing-in for Attorney General Eric Holder, reinforcing his pledge to enforce the law and uphold the Constitution without regard to politics and ideology. "There are few more important jobs in our nation's government than that of attorney general," Obama said. "As president, I swore an oath to preserve, protect and defend our Constitution....And that's what's always distinguished this nation -- that we are bound together not by a shared bloodline or allegiance to any one leader or faith or creed, but by an adherence to a set of ideals. That's the core notion of our founding -- that ours is a 'government of laws, and not men.'"