Howard Lawrence Berman

Eric Holder could be California's MVP, or he could be a bust

Eric Holder could be California's MVP, or he could be a bust

A major league ball club signs an all-star free agent. An NBA team recruits a big-name basketball coach. You really can’t be sure how they’ll perform.

The ballplayer could become an MVP or a bust. The coach could lead his team to the finals or be a bad fit. But odds are it was a good move.

That’s how to look at the Democratic-controlled Legislature’s surprise signing last week of former U.S. Atty. Gen. Eric H. Holder to help it fight off the looming Trump administration and save many of California’s liberal public programs.

Holder certainly has Washington savvy and national gravitas. He knows his way around the Beltway.

Except for Rep. Xavier Becerra (D-Los...

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