Clinton becomes attorney general; Joe Wilson tastes own medicine; Sarah Palin's take on toking
Some expect Hillary Clinton to become defense secretary. A few conspiracy-minded folks think she'll take out Joe Biden as vice president. But it turns out she's already got a job: attorney general.
In an interview June 8 with an Ecuadorean TV station that has just come to light on these shores, Clinton announced that the United States will sue Arizona over its immigration law. The secretary of state said President Obama's Justice Department "will be bringing a lawsuit against the act" -- beating both Eric Holder and Obama to the announcement.
These threats against lawmakers have clearly gone too far. In South Carolina, somebody has vandalized Rep. Joe Wilson's campaign office -- with the Republican congressman's own slogan. The words "you lie" were spray-painted on a wall and on a Wilson campaign sign. The congressman's office blames Democrats and plans to involve the authorities, which seems to be a bit of an overreaction. It's not as if somebody shouted "you lie!" at Wilson on, say, the House floor.
Wilson needs to calm down -- and Sarah Palin has a solution for him. In an appearance on Fox Business News, the former Alaska governor struck a surprisingly liberal note on the recreational use of marijuana at home: "If somebody's going to smoke a joint in their house and not do anybody any harm, then perhaps there are other things our cops should be looking at, to engage in and try to clean up some of the other problems we have in society."
Just refer to it as a "tea party" to be safe.
--Compiled by Dylan Matthews and Felicia Sonmez.
| June 17, 2010; 10:21 PM ET
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