Candy answers your questions in this week's Ask Candy – everything from the Attorney General and Dodd-Frank to the Grateful Dead and the Kansas City Chiefs chances next year. Thanks for all the questions and check next week for our Ask Candy questions.
Twitter Question from: Randy J. Tolen
Candy, does the pressure and allegations pending against Holder render him ineffective as our AG?
“Ineffective” is a strong word, so my short answer is no. The Attorney General isn’t a newbie and understands that Washington is a political hot house. So to a certain extent, his wrangling with Congress comes with the territory and he understood that when he took the job. I do think it can’t help but be a pretty big distraction and a constant pressure. Testifying before Congress takes preparation and Holder is a regular up there, largely because of the “Fast and Furious” scandal. He is now under threat of a House contempt citation and told the Senate Judiciary Committee within the last 24 hours that he wants to find a compromise in the dispute over withheld documents in response to a congressional subpoena, which also takes time and attention.
Our Ask Candy segment is back. Thanks for all the questions. This week Candy answers one question each from Twitter and Facebook.
Facebook Question from Andy Olsen:
Does CNN ever address the Citizens United decision or the rapidly growing role of money in politics? Should elections be decided by the party with the biggest bankroll or the best ideas?
By Candy Crowley, CNN Chief Political Correspondent
Washington (CNN) - Spoiler alert: The Senate on Monday will not get the 60 votes needed to move ahead with the so-called Buffett Rule, which makes critics think the White House spent a week pushing it just to make a political point.
Shocking, we know.
It's also the kind of icky suggestion serious treasury secretaries don't like to talk about.
"I don't know - I've heard that concern, but I don't understand it. I mean, just because they oppose this doesn't mean it's not the right thing to do," Timothy Geithner said on CBS' "Face the Nation."