(CNN) –Sources tell CNN’s Ed Henry and John King Barack Obama has chosen Eric Holder as his nominee for Attorney General.
Holder has accepted the position but must still undergo a vetting process by the Obama transition team.
If confirmed, Holder will become the first African-American to hold the position.
He served as deputy attorney general under Bill Clinton
Newsweek first reported the story.
Can't avoid old Clinton's people as they are from Dems.
If Mc Cain wins, he would have Bushes' people too.
So, the meaning of CHANGE is referring to policies and may not be people.
The Obama administration is starting to sound like a rerun. Doesn't this man have any original ideas or people to call on to serve? Heck, he should have asked Bill Clinton to run as Veep.
for all you doubters last time I recall the Clinton president era was pretty good so they must have gotten something right. Besides he's not even done yet so let him choose the BEST people for the best positions and see how they work before you start to whine about it.
Great job Mr. Obama. Mr. Holder will do an out standing job. Every day you are proving that you are ready to lead. Don't listen to the Clinton haters as they type from their lake house they purchased during the Clinton administration.
Lets be real folks. He's obviously going to pick mostly Democrats and Clinton was the last one we had. Therefore, if he's going to pick folks with some experience, he going to have to pick some former Clinton folks. Secondly, just because some of these folks had roles within the Clinton admn, doesn't mean they are not change agents. He needs some folks with Washington experience. AND if he picks some of Clinton's economic advisors, I'd be thrilled!
Bush picked lots of folks left over from the Ford, Reagan, and Bush 41 years. He also ran on a message of change. SO far though, I feel much more comfortable with Obama's picks than I did with guys like Rumsfeld.
Um, what exactly was wrong with the Clinton era? During the Clinton era the budget was balanced and country was going in a much better direction than it it is now. So what is wrong with picking someone who served in the Clinton administration when they had obviously been doing something right? I would say picking candidates from that administration is an enormous change from our current administration.
well if he had picked someone unknown all the Republicans would be complaining about the lack of experience.
Honestly, I dont remember Mr. Holder holding this position in the Clinton admin. why is this more of the same?...