Towards the end of an extensive interview Sunday that covered topics like gun control and voting rights, MSNBC’s Melissa Harris-Perry revealed to Attorney General Eric Holder that her show his nicknamed him “The Duck” and asked if he wouldn’t mind quacking for her.
“The Duck?” Holder asked, quizzically.
“We say you have a very placid, even way of presenting, but you are just working for justice underneath,” the host explained. “Would you quack for us?”
“Well, I’m not sure I’m going to do that,” the attorney general said, wisely. “But I like the analogy,” he added, saying that as an African-American man growing up in the 1950s, he had to be “cool.”
“On the surface, I’d like to think that’s the way I appear to be,” he continued. “But you’re absolutely right, those little duck feet are moving as fast as they can underneath and things are going as fast as they can behind the scenes.”
“I may have cool in Congressional hearings on the outside,” Holder said. “But I was pissed off a lot of the time, too.”
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