For the last few weeks, many of us have had moments where something makes us think, "Wow, things really are going to change." (Interspersed with a few "or maybe not" moments.) But I just had a genuine "Holy shit" moment upon reading that Obama has named a fucking left-wing blogger deputy assistant attorney general in the Office of Legal Counsel. OK, Marty Lederman isn't just a blogger. He served in a lower position in the OLC under Clinton. But as someone who frequently turned to Lederman for analysis of the Bush catastrophe that was far more insightful than anything out of official Washington or the MSM, I can not be more stunned, and thrilled, that he's actually going to have a fairly significant hand in shaping national legal policy.
Sweet land of liberty, indeed.