Holder blogs on the appointments of Louis Susman aka"The Vacuum" as Ambassador to Britain, John Roos to Japan, and Charles Rivkin to France and concludes,
I am not suggesting Obama engaged in quid pro quo appointments. But, instead, I am suggesting that before we laugh at Blagojevich for what appears to be, on the surface, completely delusional ideas, we must look at the entire appointment process as a whole.
It is becoming more and more clear that Blagojevich sought the counsel of many of his staff members. Thus far, we have not heard one advisor tell him, "No, you cannot seek something in exchange from Obama. That is illegal and you will go to prison." Not once.
Maybe that's because his desire for an exchange is not illegal...
No kidding, it seems the weakest of the cases. Now, the deal for that power plant in Iraq, or what in the world was the Guv doing with Nadhmi Auchi and Ayhim Alsammarae at the Four Seasons? Now those seem like the potential for deals coming down 'cause these aren't the kinda guys who just exchanged appreciation.