Yesterday I kept my weekly date on The Hugh Hewitt Show. You can hear the full audio and read the entire transcript here.
Hugh and I discussed Obama's weird determination to punish the Israelis for not voting as he instructed, and the near total contempt in which this president by everyone on every side throughout the Middle East.
However, in a myopic, parochial Washington, nothing ever changes. So at some point Hugh played me a bit of Senator Dick Durbin claiming that the delay in confirming Loretta Lynch was making "the first African-American woman nominated to be attorney general ...sit in the back of the bus". And, after falling asleep during Dick Durbin's soundbite, I woke up and got a little bit cranky:
MARK STEYN: Loretta Lynch is being held up because she's Loretta Lynch, not because she's the first this or the first that... I'm so bored by this. We are living in epic times. And this idea that we're supposed to be excited because it's the first Native American transsexual to be head of the Department of the Interior bores the pants off me. Is there nothing else than this shabby, worthless sort of identity-politics notches on your escutcheon that any of these guys play?
HUGH HEWITT: Mark, it'sâ€¦
MS: She's the attorney general [nominee] of the United States. And what I would like, by the way, is ...a chief law officer of the United States who will enforce the law impartially. I found one of the most extraordinary things regarding the Hillary email case that yes, General Petraeus had to plead guilty to a crime over it, but that in the case of Hillary, because she's such an important person, the attorney general will discuss with the President whether there should be any action taken against her. I'd like a chief law officer of the United States who applies the law impartially to all 300 million. And I don't care whether they're an African-American female or a female-to-male transgender or anything else. I'll just take someone who'd like to apply the law impartially.
HH: Well, don't hold your breath.
Indeed. You can find the entire interview here.