"Credit. Imagine That."

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Feb. 2 2012 1:38 PM

"Credit. Imagine That."

How effective was this "I am a human being" moment from Attorney General Eric Holder's congressional walk-over-coals? Perhaps our guide should be the YouTube account that found it worth clipping: the RNC's rapid response team.

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This was the strategy going in. Holder's prepared statement, which Ryan J. Reilly posted yesterday, ended with a huff about "cynical finger-pointing."

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter.