If Holder Was A Head Coach, Obama's Vote Of 'Confidence' Would Be A Sure Sign He's Getting Sacked

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | June 12, 2012 | 12:47 PM EDT

If Attorney Gen. Eric Holder was a head coach, Pres. Obama’s “vote of confidence” would be a cue for Holder to start cleaning out his locker.

“The president has absolute confidence in the attorney general,” White House Press Sec. Jay Carney declared Monday as Holder faces a contempt of Congress vote next week in the House for failing to produce some 100,000 documents in the Fast and Furious gun-running investigation.

In sports, when a team is playing so poorly that the owner feels the need to publicly give the head coach a vote of “confidence,” it’s a good bet that the coach is about to be fired - and soon.

Owner: “I have complete confidence in our coach and his ability to turn the team around.”

Translation: “We’re doing so poorly that I’m forced to say something, but I don’t want to look like I’m the type to throw employees under the team bus when things get tough.”

So, by failing to let Congress take a look at his game plan, Holder may ultimately be asked to turn in his playbook.

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