One of the great ironies of the Republican House of Representatives is the appointment of California’s Darrell Issa as chairman of the House Oversight Committee, which is charged with investigating breaches of ethics in government.
If you are curious about who Rep. Issa is, do an online search for Ryan Lizza’s Jan. 24, 2011, investigative article in The New Yorker, which in eight pages explores the career of this suddenly prominent arbiter of other people’s ethics.
This is a man who, in the past three decades, has misstated his Army record, been indicted for car theft, accused of insurance fraud, arson and financial improprieties, and has “explained” it with amnesia, the animosity of business partners, and charges of incompetence of the police, fire department and insurance companies. Everything that cannot be attributed to those causes he credits to his beloved but criminal brother, William.
Now this paragon of virtue is using taxpayer money to cite this administration’s attorney general , Eric Holder, for contempt for “withholding documents” about a “sting” trying to track weapons smuggling at the border, the first program of which was initiated by former President George W. Bush.
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