I think my favorite conservative reaction to the New Black Panther Party case so far has come from John Hinderaker at Powerline, who decries "Eric Holder's racist enforcement policies."
It is rather comical that the same media outlets who enthusiastically propagated the false claim that the Bush administration had politicized DOJ studiously avert their eyes when confronted with irrefutable evidence of the real thing.
Irrefutable evidence! Like say, a long internal Justice Department report that concluded that former Civil Rights Division head Bradley Schlozman "violated civil service laws and made false statements about his activities to Congress," or the one that found Bush-era Justice Department appointees Monica Goodling, Kyle Sampson, and Jan Williams "inappropriately considered political and ideological affiliations" in making hiring and assignment decisions?
I mean, I suppose internal DoJ reports aren't as "irrefutable" as unsubstantiated claims of racism made by former attorneys hired during an era in which Bush appointees were violating civil-service laws by only hiring conservatives and firing off racist e-mails at each other, but you make do with what you have I guess.
There's a genre of conservative criticism that consists of simply taking a criticism leveled at the Bush administration and saying, "I know you are, but what am I?"
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