Holder's fingerprints are all over Fast and Furious. This is a problem for the soon-to-be-elected President Romney.
You see, the complete truth will out in the first half of 2013, truth irrefutable driven by the GOP controlled House and Senate investigations and with Romney's Administration no longer obstructing said investigations. Documents will be released, so many documents. Meeting minutes. Sworn testimony before Congress. Holder's responsibility for a program resulting in hundreds of deaths will be beyond question.
And so gun owners and others of a similar political philosophy - the Team Party and GOP, for sure - will demand a reckoning. Democrats will cry "whitewash" along with "victor's justice" and no doubt "racist". And so what's Romney to do, caught between these two?
Immodestly, I propose the solution: back channel negotiations with the Mexican government can result in a Mexican charge of conspiracy, along with an extradition request. Romney can grant it, in the interest of foreign policy. The President, after all, is given that as part of his Constitutional responsibilities.
I'm guessing that seeing the inside of a Mexican jail is more than even a lot of the gun community might wish on Holder. But I might just be wrong on that.