I voted for President Obama and I like him pretty much, bearing in mind several things: 1) no President is going to be able to do everything he said he'd do (there's no such thing as a political promise); 2) the President isn't a king: he can't get what Congress won't give him; 3) no President is going to agree with me on everything (case in point: legalizing marijuana).

Even so, I think it's reached the point where I agree with the mounting chorus of pundits who are saying it's time for Attorney General Eric Holder to fall on his sword and, as the euphemism goes, start spending more time with his family. Obama is notoriously loyal to friends, so it pretty much has to be Holder who reads the tea leaves and realizes things are not going to get better for him and that his mere presence is hurting Obama.

From the disastrous arms "Fast and Furious" program in which government agents sold weapons to Mexican cartel gangsters, one of which guns killed a border patrol agent, to the head-scratching fact that not a single banker has been criminally charged with the financial disaster of the 2008 economic disaster, to the shocking seizure of an AP investigative reporter's phone records and other resources in an effort to uncover his source(s), it's clear that Holder does not make Obama look good.

Of course, one reason for Holder not going is that his replacement would undergo a lengthy grilling allowing Republicans to spend week after week making the same points which, by now, we are very familiar with.

So...is it time for him to go or not?

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