Governor Applauds Obama's Reported A.G. Choice

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Gov. Deval Patrick is commending President-elect Obama's expected selection of Eric Holder as his pick for attorney general — a position for which Patrick himself was a possible candidate.

The governor says he has a high opinion of Holder after working closely with him in the Justice Department during the Clinton administration.

PATRICK: He's a very thoughtful, serious, constructive professional. And he will bring restored luster, I think, to the reputation of the justice department.

Patrick has repeatedly said he would not accept a position in an Obama administration and intends to seek a second term as governor.

This program aired on November 19, 2008. The audio for this program is not available.