Holder Skins Fox News Sunday
Eric Holder gets office by the skin of his teeth. That is likely what you believe if you watch FOX news and in particular Chris Wallace.
The skin of your teeth apparently is getting 75% of the Senators to vote for you. Imagine that. I expect Holder should have received at least 95% support for his job. I mean no one would think the 25% of senators that voted against him would have any blatant partisan reason to vote this way, right?
The Wallace effort here would be seen as a little silly were he on some small town radio program. But he is not, he heads up one of the highest viewer-ships in political programming. Clearly many Republicans voted for him. Aside from weather it was Democrats or Republicans that voted for him, 75 senators representing at least 38 states and I'm betting they come from states holding with 80% of the US population!
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On Fox News Sunday, Chris Wallace claimed that Eric Holder "got into office by the skin of his teeth." However, Holder was confirmed by the Senate in a 75-21 vote, and the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 17-2 in favor of reporting his nomination to the full Senate.