Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Bad Boys Collide with the Fast and Furious Debacle

In this 1.5 minute video I like to think of AG Holder as the driver of the truck.

Previously I have said I didn't want to weigh in on the "Fast and Furious" issues with the Department of Justice, Attorney General Holder, and Congress. But today's proceedings are just ridiculous!

"Holder made the request to Obama via letter on Tuesday, Deputy Attorney General James Cole wrote to Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif., on Wednesday informing him that the president has granted the request. 
"We regret that we have arrived at this point, after the many steps we have taken to address the committee's concerns and to accommodate the committee's legitimate oversight interests regarding Operation Fast and Furious," Cole wrote. "Although we are deeply disappointed that the committee appears intent on proceeding with a contempt vote, the department remains willing to work with the committee to reach a mutually satisfactory resolution of the outstanding issues."

(That would be the first time I have ever quoted Fox News.) 

"remains willing to work with the committee..."

That might be the funniest thing I have ever heard. 

They fail to send the documents. 
Then beg for executive privilege to stop the contempt proceedings. 
And yet... they remain willing to work with the committee.

Also, before any of the uber-conservative rumormongers go making up stories about how President Obama has abused executive privilege, take a look at how many times it has been used and by whom.

President Barack Obama: 1President George W. Bush: 6
President Bill Clinton: 14
President George H.W. Bush: 1
President Ronald Reagan: 3

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