Stephen: [speaking heavenward] Him? That can't be William Wallace. I'm prettier than this man. All right Father, I'll ask him. If I risk my neck for you, will I get a chance to kill Englishmen?
Hamish: Is your father a ghost, or do you converse with the Almighty?
Stephen: In order to find his equal, an Irishman is forced to talk to God. Yes, Father. The Almighty says don't change the subject; just answer the fooking question. -- Braveheart, 1995.
David Codrea beat me to this story here: "Grassley asks Holder to expedite answers to Gunwalker questions."
Here's the pdf of the latest letter, and, boy, is it a doozy.
More on this tomorrow. It's midnight and I'm beat.
The DOJ/ATF conspiracy and subsequent coverup is coming unravelled.
It is evident that Senator Grassley is aware of the conspiracy's existence and extent, knows who the conspirators are and has taken great pains to ensure none of them escape his net.
The likelyhood of maintaining the conspiracy of silence diminishes with each new request for information.
Gillette has already indicated his willingness to go public with what he knows, which increases the pressure on Newell to do likewise.
If Newell folds, it's "game over" for Melson, at the very least. In fact, this seems to be Grassley's ploy when he asks Holder if anyone in the Fast and Furious operation should be punished for his participation.
Will Holder offer Melson as a sacrificial lamb to Grassly? Will the lamb go meekly to slaughter?
Stay tuned to the SSI freedom blog to find out... :^)
I just read the attachments to the latest Grassley letter. Dooies, indeed.
This seems to leave Holder with just a couple of ugly choices, either to roll over and give up his bosses, or to take the stroll in the park that some have suggested.
While it's interesting that this has come to light and is being investigated, it's really sad to realize that this is said to be the best that we can offer as the leader of our Department of Justice.
What can we do to restore honor among men and truly put our best out there to serve?
Definitely one of my all-time favorite quotes.
"What can we do to restore honor among men and truly put our best out there to serve?"
Don't hold your breath. Many people in our society are obsessed with tabloid "gotcha" poltics. So "our best" avoid politics like the plague. Others among us are willing to look the other way if the corruption is to their benefit.
Wan't an example? Miami-Dade County just recalled their mayor, in part for letting an MLB franchise hide their financial statements while getting public funding for a stadium. The front runner among candidates seeking the job is looking at a possible federal indictment. Your milage may vary, but I'm sure you can find a local example if you're paying any attention at all.
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