phoney-baloney jobs* created and protected

After all, I was appointed by a Democrat President and confirmed by a Democrat Senate,
while you are just an icky Republican peasant congressmen.


BECAUSE
There’s nothing too much to see here.
Move along. Move along.

On Friday evening, Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich refused the congressional request for subpoenaed documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious– claiming that GOP lawmakers can’t be trusted with the information.

[I]n a letter to Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) and Sen. Charles Grassley (R-IA), Weich suggested that sensitive information was being leaked to the media by their staffs. “While we do not know who provided these letters to reporters, we are deeply disturbed that the sensitive law-enforcement information contained in them has now entered the public realm…

So, this accusation is just another baseless slander.
No, I’m not sayin’ that the Administration leaked some trivia, themselves, so they could blame Repubs for untrustworthiness; but I wouldn’t put it past ‘em.
(That’s not my paranoia or tin-hattedness, they’ve earned that distrust.)

This public disclosure is impeding the department’s efforts to hold individuals accountable for their illegal acts,” he said.

In other words, “We gotta protect our phoney-baloney jobs, gentlemen*, by keeping the heat and focus on sacrificial subordinates.”

Therefore, Weich is denying Issa‘s and Grassley’s subpoena because of the “sensitivity” of the ongoing operation.

In other words, “We’re keeping a lid on this steaming chamber pot until after the election.”

Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins responded Friday night, saying, “It is troubling that the attorney general continues to express the outlandish view that his compliance with lawful and binding subpoenas is merely optional.” [more]

No, it’s not “troubling.” It’s not even “outlandish.”
It’s frikkin’ outrageous !.

* Cultural ref

12 Comments!

  1. geezerette
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:06 am |

    They just keep thumbing their noses —–because they know–

  2. Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:35 am |

    It was a long time ago so maybe my memory is a bit foggy…but did it take this long for Watergate to come to officials hearings and the resignation of a President?

  3. DougM (jackassophobe)
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 10:51 am |

    ^ Holger (2)
    I don’t remember the dates, but the Left and the press were hard on Nixon’s posterior for everything from the day he started running for president. That went wayyy back to his anti-Communist work in Congress.

  4. howardfrombroward
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 12:36 pm |

    arrogant eric is waaaay overdue for a custom-fitted orange jumpsuit to sport in graybar city.

  5. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 12:50 pm |

    Assistant Attorney General Ronald Weich refused the congressional request for subpoenaed documents regarding Operation Fast and Furious– claiming that GOP lawmakers can’t be trusted with the information.

    Ah, I’m not knowledgable on these things, but isn’t there something called “contempt of congress” or something like that, for which there are real penalties?

    Or is that just in some parallel universe, where the government actually works?

  6. Paul
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 3:08 pm |

    So if the AG can ignore a lawful subpoena, then is there any lawful order they have to OBEY?

    I could have sworn lawful orders were to be obeyed, but I guess not.

  7. Merovign
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm |

    Next budget bill, zero out their budget.

    It won’t pass, of course, nothing will.

    There is no law. There is no law.

  8. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm |

    Speaking of lawful orders, a Federal judge in Florida ruled Uhbamacare unconstitutional months ago. Where are the contempt of court citations for non-compliance?

  9. mech
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 5:48 pm |

    Ironic in Denver beat me to it.

    GMTA

  10. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:10 pm |

    One of the things I’d like to see on Romney’s 2nd day in office is voiding every fed hire since Jan 2008 (or maybe 2006). Fire them all and remove their positions from the departments where they worked. (Then cut the salary & retirement benefits for the rest by 20% so they can be like the rest of America.)

    I would exempt actual sworn military personnel and might exempt sworn LE officers. But that’s it.

    A thing that’s not appreciated in all the “who’s going to be president” hubbub is the hoard of ideological camp followers that ever administration hires, and the damage they do. I think I read somewhere that the Obama administration created something like 155,000 *new* federal jobs in less than the first two years in office. What do you think they’ve been up to? And will continue to be up to?

    I suspect that one of the major problems of the W. Bush years was all those Clinton hires still on the job, at war with the American way of life….

  11. dick, not quite dead white guy
    Posted March 25, 2012 at 9:42 pm |

    ^Ironic (10)
    Clinton hires still on the job, at war with the American way of life
    Bingo!!!
    Cancer cells metastasizing in the body politic.

  12. Ironic in Denver
    Posted March 26, 2012 at 7:25 am |

    ^ Dick, I’ve been convinced for a long time that the endless screwings W got from the CIA could not be explained by mere institutional incompetence.

    The Agency was riddled with people who should not have been there, many Clinton era, and W was so naive and such a boy scout that he never seemed to grasp that his FIRST job was a massive house cleaning, CIA and elsewhere.

    Was it a conspiracy? It didn’t have to be. Put enough people in with “the right outlook” and all sorts of spontaneous bad behavior will erupt as they all do what comes naturally to them.