So the news right now is that the Issa's committee has decided to hold Eric Holder in contempt of Congress. To that Nancy Pelosi had this to say:
"I could have arrested Karl Rove on any given day," Pelosi said to laughter, during a sit-down with reporters. "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."
This of course has sent the crazies on the right into a frenzy:
- Wait, Karl Rove? - Weasel Zippers
- But, she didn’t… Just because. - Gateway Pundit
- neglects to say on what grounds - Greta Van Susteren
And that last one really gets me. Here we have a person who works for a large news organization and they don't know what grounds? Maybe a little reminder from 2007:
A Senate panel found former presidential adviser Karl Rove and current White House Chief of Staff Joshua B. Bolten in contempt of Congress yesterday for refusing to testify and to turn over documents in the investigation of the firings of nine U.S. attorneys last year.
The Senate Judiciary Committee approved contempt citations against Rove and Bolten on a 12 to 7 vote, rejecting the White House position that the work of two of President Bush's closest advisers is covered by executive privilege.
But Republicans have extremely short term memory, kind of like how they are acting that Obama invoking executive privilege today is something unheard of. And when you do try to remind them of how much Bush actually did this, you are met with the same old song and dance of "blaming Bush".
Sorry but it isn't blame when you are stating fact. Bush did this same thing 6 times and Fox News and America's right are acting like it never happened. If they are so moronic as to not realize we remember this and there is record of this, then that's their problem.
Perhaps the crazies of the right should have spent time thinking what would happen when a Democrat was in the White House. The law doesn't apply differently based upon party, but the GOP sure acts like it does.