Like clockwork (and as predicted) Chris Matthews chimes in with inane commentary about reports that Eric Holder will be the next Attorney General:
"This is what you do when you don't have elections: you simply promote the people ... who had the deputy jobs... you can do this in any bureaucratic state; you can do it in the old Soviet Union. ... you don't need to hold elections to promote deputies to the top jobs ... you don't need elections for this crap."
Someone should tell Matthews that Eric Holder worked in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration, not the Bush administration. If there wasn't an election, it's a pretty safe bet President Bush wouldn't name Holder AG.