And we have to admit he’s going to be hard to beat:
The number of officers killed in the line of duty jumped 13 percent in 2011 compared with the year before — and U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder condemned the increase as “a devastating and unacceptable trend” that he blamed on illegal firearms.
The number of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty rose to 173 this year, from 153 in 2010, the National Law Enforcement Officers Memorial Fund announced Wednesday. This year’s figure is 23 percent higher than 122 killed in the line of duty in 2009.
Holder said “too many guns have fallen into the hands of those who are not legally permitted to possess them,” in explaining the increase.
And we know exactly how at least 2,000 of those guns “happened” to fall into their hands, don’t we Heinrich “No Drug Bandit Left Unarmed” Holder?
When the word “chutzpah” is brought up to people who don’t know what it means, it is often explained by use of an extreme hypothetical about a guy who, after murdering his parents, called for leniency due to his being an orphan.
We suggest we drop that practice and use Holder’s statement instead as it is just as illustrative and not at all hypothetical.
“I want to assure the family members and loved ones who have mourned the loss of these heroes that we are responding to this year’s increased violence with renewed vigilance and will do everything within our power — and use every tool at our disposal — to keep our police officers safe.”
Good. We can take that to mean that you’ll immediately resign and shut down your incompetent ATF thugs, then? Because that would take one dependable source of illegal weapons right off the market.
Politico, from whence this article comes, apparently decided that they wanted an award too, so they threw in a last-minute submission for “Journalistic Malpractice of 2011″ at the end:
For much of the past year, one fatality in particular has weighed heavily on Holder’s mind, that of U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, whose December 2010 murder sparked interest and public investigations into the Justice Department’s botched Fast and Furious gun-walking program.
“Weighed heavily?” Really, now? That despicable, wretched, disgusting caricature of a human being didn’t give a flying fuck about Brian Terry until it inconveniently became known that he was murdered with one of the guns that Holder handed out by the crate load to Mexican drug bandits and even then he wouldn’t as much as apologize to Brian’s family until he was publicly shamed into doing so. And even then he couldn’t even wait for them to actually receive the apology before he bragged about it to the press!
How do they taste, Politico?
Holder’s balls, we mean.