First AG from Queens?

November 19, 2008

Though it may be not be official, news reports and conventional wisdom have it that Obama will nominate Eric Holder to be the next Attorney General.

This would make him not only the first African-American Attorney General, but also (I believe) the first AG from Queens! (can someone confirm that he’s actually the first? I’m not positive of it).

I know, I know. Like me, most of you probably also live in Queens and are wondering to yourself, what neighborhood? I mean, there are 2.2 million people in Queens. It’s not exactly a small area. Apparently, he’s from East Elmhurst, which is close to Jackson Heights and, of course, Elmhurst. And it’s only 1 1/2 neighborhoods away from me.

So, needless to say this is exciting. He’s eminately qualified and from Queens. Obama couldn’t make a better choice.

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7 Responses to “ First AG from Queens? ”

  1. Fortuna Köln on November 19, 2008 at 12:24 pm

    He’s got a pretty nice ‘stache, which I feel is important for law enforcement.

  2. RustedJesus on November 19, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Ditto, Fortuna. That’s a man ‘stache.

  3. MrOink on November 19, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Oh dear, I didn’t realize he had a mustache. How can he be the country’s top lawyer if he flouts authority all over the place? And don’t mistake this for a minute — to wear a mustache is to flout authority (John Waters notwithstanding). It’s all about trying to be different. It is to say that you’re too good to shave. Well — why is Eric Holder too good to shave? Because he went to Columbia? Huh? That’s right. Eastern elitist! I knew it all along. He’s an eastern elitist from the big city who thinks he’s God.

  4. MrOink on November 19, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    But seeing as though he’s from East Elmhurst, I forgive him. Because I know they’re salt-of-the-earth folks there in East Elmhurst. That’s real America, as the great Sarah Palin would say.

  5. emcee on November 19, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    He may be the first AG from Queens but it is very hard to tell because so many prior AGs have been from New York City which could be Manhattan, the Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island too. John Mitchell, the first AG to have been convicted , was raised in Long Island right outside the Queens border.

  6. MrOink on November 20, 2008 at 1:34 am

    By the way, I did a little research, and I do believe he’s the only AG from Queens. There are other from Westchester County, the Bronx, and Manhattan (interestingly, none from Brooklyn that I could find). But he’s apparently the first from Queens.

    And by the way, emcee, I don’t mean to be a curmudgeon, but now look — I live in Queens here. I mean, there’s nothing wrong with Long Island in a sense. But you know … well, I’m not sure where I’m going with this if I said I wasn’t going to be cantankerous.

  7. MrOink on November 20, 2008 at 1:39 am

    I’m mostly joking, you know. There’s really nothing wrong with Long Island. It’s more Manhattan types that get on my nerves. Manhattan is full of Manhattan-centric people. A lot of them have never been to Queens. Sure, they’ll go to Brooklyn — the latest, greatest place — but not Queens. Not sure why. And they’re all Yankees fans. I’m a Mets fan.

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