Sean Hannity had some fun at Attorney General Eric Holder‘s expense last night. On a special segment of his FOX News program, Hannity ran a video clip of Holder addressing the American Bar Association.
On the tape, Holder told the ABA audience that, “spending on prisons continues to rise. This is unsustainable…”
Hannity said he found it amusing that Holder represented the very same administration addicted to “unsustainable spending” on “everything from dinky airports to crab trapping.”
Holder’s address touched on familiar liberal talking points — taking it as a given that society needs an “alternative” to prisons — without quite resorting to more radical rhetoric about the U.S. “prison-industrial complex.”
Holder’s boss, of course, has a “longstanding tradition of: (a) lamenting the alleged racial â€œdisparities in criminal sentencingâ€; (b) asserting that blacks and whites â€œreceive very different sentences â€¦ for the same crimeâ€; and (c) complaining that â€œcertain sentences â€¦ are based less on the kind of crime you commit than on what you look like and where you come from.” (Empirical data doesn’t support these familiar liberal talking points.)