Before anyone gets really excited, no, Eric Holder didn’t make this comparison recently. This is a blast from the past, found by Breitbart contributor Charles Johnson, and it dates back to 1995:
Wow! So weird seeing Holder with more hair – and no grays!
Anyway, it’s always fun to look at aging political animals when they were younger, and more idealistic – and silly. How in the world could Holder have believed that an ad campaign would be effective in discouraging urban teens from getting involved in gun violence? Even then, it seems that Holder had lost touch with reality, and couldn’t comprehend that one could not compare the status symbol of having a weapon with a simple vice like smoking. It is mind-boggling. And it makes it clear that his current way of thinking is at least deeply rooted. Too bad he didn’t carry that “gun-toting is a vice” attitude with him to the Office of the Attorney General, and too bad he didn’t apply it when it came to drug cartels in Mexico.