TheDC Morning: What can’t Eric Holder do!?

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1.) What can’t Eric Holder do!? — Other than make a right decision, that is. The latest brilliant move by the DOJ is to appoint the former defense attorney for American Taliban John Walker Lindh, Tony West, as acting associate attorney general. TheDC’s Caroline May reports:

“Former Justice official J. Christian Adams, the whistle-blower in the Justice Department’s decision not to prosecute the New Black Panther Party voter intimidation case, spoke out against the appointment on Fox News over the weekend. “The most dangerous thing is that West is overseeing Gitmo policy. It’s not that he’s just some guy at the Justice Department licking envelopes,” Adams said explaining that not only did West defend Lindh he worked on other terrorists’ cases.

Well done, fellas. Sure, everyone gets an attorney in America. That’s how our system works. But only a few attorneys go out of their way to defend a traitor given all the options available. Now we’ve got one of those as the number three at Justice. Doesn’t that give you a warm feeling inside?

2.) Tuesday’s 10 state Battle Royale — Ten states hold electoral contests today and Mitt Romney’s team seems confident that the former Massachusetts governor will seize the day. TheDC’s Alex Pappas reports:

“A Romney victory over Santorum in Ohio would contribute to the growing notion that the former Massachusetts governor is becoming the inevitable nominee. His advisers are exuding confidence that Tuesday will be a good day. ‘On Super Tuesday, Mitt Romney will win a majority of the delegates that are up for grabs,’ senior adviser strategist Eric Fehrnstrom said, according to the Los Angeles Times. ‘I can’t predict how many states he’ll win, but he will win a majority of delegates.'”

Also check out TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein’s (ME!) analysis of the best and worst case scenarios for this Super-est of Tuesdays.

3.) Evangelical Atheists — Because they can’t stand that someone, somewhere believes in the Almighty, some atheists are putting ads in devoutly religious neighborhoods hoping to earn converts, despite their denials. Evangelical atheism? Soon they are going to be going on missions to spread the faith. TheDC’s Jason Howerton reports:

“David Silverman, president of American Atheists, told The Daily Caller that he contacted the police on Monday after receiving threatening phone calls and faxes from disgruntled individuals angry with the decision to put up the signs. Threats made against Silverman’s life, which he described as ‘anti-Marxist and anti-Semitic,’ are currently being investigated by the Cranford Police Department.”

The horror of it all. Anti-marxist attacks? In America!? Marxism, with its strong record of humanitarianism and producing economic prosperity from Cuba to North Korea, deserves better.

4.)Ron Paul won’t be the GOP nominee — Sorry Ron Paul fans. TheDC’s Jamie Weinstein (ME!) opines:

“If a meteor struck a Republican primary debate and eliminated all of Paul’s fellow contenders except for Paul, perhaps Paul could actually win the nomination — provided ballot deadlines had past for most states, of course. But if you actually think about it for a second longer, you begin to realize that even in this utterly absurd and unlikely scenario, Paul wouldn’t win the nomination.”

Read more to understand why.

5.) Poll of the day: Ohio presidential primary couldn’t be tighter — The RealClearPolitics polling average of the Ohio GOP presidential primary: Mitt Romney 33%, Rick Santorum 32.9%, Newt Gingrich 16%, Ron Paul 12%. The primary takes place today.

6.) BIRTHDAYS! — Renowned artiste Michelangelo turns 537 … The late Michelangelo of television side-kickery, Ed McMahon, turns 89 (hat tip: his creditors) … Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan turns 86 (h/t: Ayn Rand)  … Fox Business host John “GIVE ME A BREAK!” Stossel turns 65.

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