Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Early to bed, early to rise makes a man . . . well, I ain't healthy or wealthy yet. And you could get odds on "wise."

"Go forth, young Gunwalker, and sin no more."
The Charlie Savage headline below about the Democrats "absolving" themselves is priceless for its irony. Don't you have to have moral standing from God to give absolution? Sinners are not presumed to possess the ability to pardon themselves, right?
A Gunwalker miscellany:
David Codrea: 'Clean hands' excuse 'doesn't pass laugh test'
NYT's Charlie Savage: Report by House Democrats Absolves Administration in Gun Trafficking Case
IBD: Eric Holder's False Testimony Warrants Impeachment.
Bob Owens: House Oversight Dems run sham investigation in an attempt to save Holder.


Anonymous said...

This report will, without a doubt, make the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee look like complete morons.

Ashrak said...

You could be healthier but then you are still alive.

As demonstrated by tornado clean up, material wealth you need not contrive.

Regarding anyone making odds against your wisdom, to take that bet I do strive.

Anonymous said...

Gen. Michael V. Hayden:
Beyond that, if it [Fast and Furious] had been a true covert action, the attorney general would have had to give his opinion as to its lawfulness beforehand; the implementing agency would have been required to exhaustively articulate risk; the National Security Council would have had to judge it favorably; President Barack Obama would have had to authorize it; and the Congress would have had to have been briefed before its implementation.

And all concerned would have had the opportunity to reject a bad idea, whatever its rationale.

These routine safeguards not only protect agencies, their leaders and their officers from legal and political jeopardy, they also protect the government from serious missteps.