Yesterday Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Patrick Leahy offered up fulsome praise for Eric Holder, President-Elect Obama’s nominee for Attorney General. Yep: Senators Whitehouse and Leahy chose to support Eric Holder to lead the Department of Justice. Yep: the same DOJ where Holder, as Number Two, chose to privately support the Marc Rich pardon for a year without knowledge of the DOJ offices and officials formally charged with reviewing Presidential pardons. Yep: the same Marc Rich who chose for his pardon attorney Jack Quinn, a personal friend of Eric Holder….the DOJ # 2 who served Quinn’s client by cutting out the Department he puported to serve. Yep: the same Holder the DOJ # 2 who chose to ask Quinn — lawyer to DOJ petitioner RIch — to find jobs for a couple of Deputy Attorney General Holder’s ex-hires.