I was thinking I’d skip writing about Fast and Furious, Eric Holder, contempt of Congress votes, and executive privilege today, but there’s at least one point I didn’t cover last week. And I may need to amend a comment I made about this being policy-oriented and not political in nature. Since the invocation of executive privilege seems to be inappropriate in this type of situation, it’s quite possible there’s a rather embarrassing revelation that could come from inspecting the documents. We’re told they’re not hiding anything, but the argument, in this case, is not very persuasive. It kind of reminds me of someone else in a similar situation:
Speculation has been circulating that the real reason for the operation was to push for stricter gun-control laws. In other words, blame the people who sold the guns rather than the government agents who allowed those guns to get in the hands of drug dealers, etc. What facts might lend themselves to this interpretation? Well, first of all, there was no attempt to trace where these guns were going. If you’re planning a sting operation, shouldn’t you be on top of the path of these weapons? Second, there was no coordination with the Mexican government. Apparently, they didn’t even know this was going on. When you take all of this together, it doesn’t look good for Holder or his boss.
On other matters, this administration has boasted of its secrets when it shouldn’t have said anything. Now we see just the opposite. Again, it makes one wonder why:
The Democrats are circling the wagons in the same way they did with Bill Clinton when he faced impeachment. But there are some cracks in the solid wall. A number of high-profile Democrats, including the governor and a senator from West Virginia, have decided not to attend the Democrat convention. They don’t want to be identified with a president who is not popular in their state. The rest of the Democrat party will try to say this is all a Republican political maneuver, but they are ignoring one salient fact:
As I said last week, and will repeat again, this is much worse than Watergate. If the media had any semblance of integrity, this could lead to the resignation of the attorney general and could possibly bring down a presidency. The big difference: they hated Nixon; they love Obama.