Quote of the Day – Department of Justice Spokesperson Edition

”That is a complete distortion of the attorney general’s comment. His comments both in the article and elsewhere made clear that he believes much of the criticism is launched against him are unfortunately the typical Washington gotcha game. A simple reading of those comments show he was referring to how he is identified with the president given their close relationship and all they share in common including their ideology. The position of the attorney general has been a target for partisan attacks, and given the critical work that this attorney general he is doing at the Department of Justice, it’s no surprise that some are engaging in such tactics. His critics rightly view the attorney general is a progressive force, and given our current political environment, there will those who use any opportunity to score political points.”

A spokesperson from the defense department regarding charges of AG Holder using the race card during an interview with The New York Times.  

In case you need a reminder, here is his quote:

“This is a way to get at the president because of the way I can be identified with him, both due to the nature of our relationship and, you know, the fact that we’re both African-American.”

Hmm, his quote sure sounded about race to me.  But, at least they admitted he was a “progressive”.  I guess that is progress.