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Old May 15, 2013, 11:52 AM   #9
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
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It seems Fast and Furious taught him something after all.
It's really interesting to watch the way the ranks close in a way they didn't for Fast & Furious. Mainstream media didn't really want to deal with it, and pundits and politicians did their best to either protect the administration or at least gloss over the issue.

Now that it directly affects journalists, Katie bar the door. Piers Morgan was fuming yesterday, and in a fit of utter irony, he had former Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer on. You may remember him as the guy who suggested allowing straw-puchased weapons to cross into Mexico for interdiction by SSP in February of 2011.

Acting Director Kenneth Melson and Attorney General Jason Weinstein both resigned when the Office of the Inspector General released his report on F&F, and I doubt it's much coincidence that Breuer resigned early this year. I guess he's sore that the AG threw him to the wolves.

Holder is deflecting blame now like he did then, claiming ignorance and dumping it in the lap of Deputy AG Cole. Despite being found in both civil and criminal contempt of Congress, this man still has his post.

Even though F&F is pretty much a dead letter, removing Holder from office over this would bring at least some sort of closure to the issue.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
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