Thursday, June 21, 2012

The Privilege of Being Contemptible

The fast-rising fury about Fast and Furious, executive privilege and contempt of Congress is nothing new, dear readers. Presidents since JFK have claimed privilege in regard to releasing various records of their administrations to Congress. Each time, someone on the opposite side of the aisle claims that this claim is unprecedented and illegal. Every one of them gets negotiated out behind the scenes, because neither side can manage the final arbitration, which in our constitutional system happens at the ballot box.

So don't get exercised about Eric Holder as Worst AG Ever. If you do, your political amnesia will be showing, not that you'll remember that.

But we nevertheless deign a particular remark to be the silliest ever in such a debate (this from the Daily Caller):


“I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day,” Pelosi said on Wednesday, The Huffington Post reports. “I’m not kidding. There’s a prison here in the Capitol. If we had spotted him in the Capitol, we could have arrested him.” 
“Oh, any number” of charges could have been brought against Rove, Pelosi said. “But there were some specific ones for his being in contempt of Congress.”


The results of the upcoming election are in doubt, but be grateful that there's only the remotest of chances that this unhinged person will return to the Speaker's chair.

2 comments:

JB in CA said...

Chalk up another one for SWNID. I looked up "unhinged" in the dictionary and, sure enough, found a picture of Pelosi. I think what bothers me most about her is that she keeps getting re-elected. Are there really that many like-minded (i.e., unhinged) voters wandering about?

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