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House Committee Approves Contempt Charge, Obama Invokes Executive Privilege, Katie Pavlich Sells More Books

Posted on | June 20, 2012 | 33 Comments

OK, I haven’t seen that last item in the headlines yet, but you’ve got to hand it to Katie: Today was a very good day to be the author of a book entitled, Fast and Furious: Barack Obama’s Bloodiest Scandal and the Shameless Cover-Up.

Meanwhile, via Memeorandum, the other important headlines:

Panel votes to cite Holder for contempt

President Obama uses executive privilege
on Fast and Furious


House Panel Votes To Hold Holder in Contempt
Wall Street Journal

Fast and Furious scandal: Obama invokes
executive privilege; House panel moves
forward with Holder contempt vote

Washington Post

Boehner: Privilege claim implies
White House cover-up


Executive Privilege and how
the House should move forward legally

Mark Levin

Nancy Pelosi Slams Contempt Vote: ‘I Could Have
Arrested Karl Rove … But We Didn’t’

Huffington Post

So that’s the big news for everybody except Katie Pavlich, for whom the big news is, “You’re gonna sell a metric buttload of books today.”



33 Responses to “House Committee Approves Contempt Charge, Obama Invokes Executive Privilege, Katie Pavlich Sells More Books”

  1. CyberRabid
    June 20th, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    She probably will sell a ‘buttload’ of books, but I can’t help but question asto whether or not there is any new information in her book that isn’t already available on the internet. 

    I guess we’ll just have to buy it to find out, but that logic didn’t look to good when we were discussing Pelosi and the Affordable Care Act, and it doesn’t seem any better now.

    ATM I am reading ‘The Meme Machine’ by Dr.Susan Blackmore. It’s amazing how easily the human brain can be manipulated by using particular memeplexes   and  the evolutionary algorithems within us to replicate election results; repeatedly keeping Americans enslaved to the two-party system. We’ve all seen the experiment where the rats continuously take to the water-bottle  with the morphine in it; one addiction is the same as the next.

    The time is long overdue to free our minds, but once again a vote against Mitt is a vote for Obama.
    Like to play a game of mousetrap anyone?

  2. DaveO
    June 20th, 2012 @ 8:51 pm

    There’s a wee small problem with Pelosi’s statement that Levin does a great job of explaining.

    First, to arrest Rove, she would have had to prove wrong-doing. In the Plame investigation, everyone knew it was Richard Armitage who committed the pseudo-crime. There was no legal standing.

    Hells bells, Libby went to jail based on the charge of perjury during his testimony to the Grand Jury. Pelosi had no legal standing, AND it would have pulled conservatives and independents over to the GOP in 2008 regardless of the economy because Pelosi would have been rightly seen as over-reaching.

  3. Adobe_Walls
    June 20th, 2012 @ 9:23 pm

    Those rats are getting a lot more benefit/cost out of that morphine than we are out of our politicians.

  4. K-Bob
    June 20th, 2012 @ 9:27 pm

    Did anyone see the “Bombshell” post at Scoop’s today?  I’m kinda late to it.  But Scoop found video of Gibbsy and “Big Sis” that proves Obama and Holder both knew all about “Gun Runner.”

    “At the President’s Direction”


  5. M. Thompson
    June 20th, 2012 @ 9:45 pm

    So, the question should now be “Will Obama let Holder go in an attempt at damage control?”

    My guess is no.

  6. Wombat_socho
    June 20th, 2012 @ 10:11 pm

     No, the question is whether the AG will have an unfortunate accident, or be made an offer good enough to tide him over while he sits silently in jail, refusing to answer questions.

  7. Adjoran
    June 20th, 2012 @ 10:43 pm

     A good bit of the information “available on the internet” came from her research.

    But stick to pop psychology, it seems more your speed.

  8. richard mcenroe
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:00 pm

     I’m still good with telling Libs Pelosi COULD have arrested ROVE but SHE BETRAYED THEM!

  9. richard mcenroe
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:01 pm

     Tell him to stay out of Vince Foster Memorial Park…

  10. CyberRabid
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:16 pm


  11. CyberRabid
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:17 pm

    You should never advise anybody to play stupid Stupid. 

  12. Shawny Lee
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

    Hot stuff. Looks like everyone knew…..and everyone lied.

  13. Dianna Deeley
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:19 pm

     I’m leaving most of your post alone, but I must say that Pavlich did a find job of putting everything together. You can definitely find most, if not all, of the information on the web, but she put it in one not-terribly-large and accessible package. Yes, of course I have and have read her book.

  14. Dianna Deeley
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:21 pm

    Not much more to say. It’s all about waiting, now. 

  15. Adjoran
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:33 pm

     Nah.  They can drag this out past the election in court.  Then, if Obama loses or even if he wins, he can pardon Holder for everything – including the many things we still know nothing about.

    I wouldn’t be surprised to see Obama issue such blanket pardons to many officials in his Administration, possibly even himself.

  16. CPAguy
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:36 pm

     Voting for Mittens will set the Conservative movement back at least 8 years!

    Can our Republic withstand that?

  17. CPAguy
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:45 pm

    This is an obvious political move.  Republicans, if they were truly concerned about the future of our country, would be concentrating on reducing the nation’s debt and entitlement reform.  Sure…election time is upon us…but still…

     I think way too much ink has been spilled on this story.  I think it is important to highlight when the Feds law enforcement strategies fail….but I’m much more worried about debt, entitlements, and the economic collapse in Europe.

    Had McCain been President, Fast & Furious would have still come into existence in some form or fashion…and Republicans would be trying to save face just like Democrats are.

  18. CyberRabid
    June 20th, 2012 @ 11:57 pm

    The 8 years of Dem control after the 4 years of Mitt is of greater concern IMO.

      Regardless of which party controls the WH, the results remain the same.  Republicans are for the most part ‘progressive-lite’ and the flavor remains the same. 

  19. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    June 21st, 2012 @ 12:00 am
  20. Garym
    June 21st, 2012 @ 12:50 am

    Coulda, woulda, shoulda. This is not just another political story. 2 federal agents have been killed possibly with these guns. Hundreds of Mexican citizens have been slaughtered with these guns. This is much bigger than Iran/Contra, or Watergate for that matter.
    As for ink being spilled, the MSM has barely touched this story until now, which they claim is a which hunt.

  21. Wombat_socho
    June 21st, 2012 @ 3:40 am

     He may need that pardon, depending on how many cases of cans of worms come to light after Romney takes up residence at 1600 Pennsylvania.

  22. Wombat_socho
    June 21st, 2012 @ 3:41 am

    Concern troll much?

  23. Adjoran
    June 21st, 2012 @ 7:02 am

     No, he is quite sincere.  We think the skies are always dark in his world, though, and the whole place is labeled “Here Be Dragons.”

  24. CPAguy
    June 21st, 2012 @ 9:50 am

     I said 8 years because I would hope that Mittens gets booted out after 4, but then we would probably have 4 years of another Progressive.

  25. CPAguy
    June 21st, 2012 @ 9:52 am

     Political slappy much?

  26. CPAguy
    June 21st, 2012 @ 9:54 am

     People get killed with guns all the time.  That certain weapons were used to kill those agents is regrettable….however, I’m pretty sure the killers would have found other weapons to use.

    It is important that such errors are found, highlighted, and corrected.  But this issue hasn’t been handled from a responsible way, but one that is purely political….which is what Conservatives are supposed to be against.

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  28. richard mcenroe
    June 21st, 2012 @ 11:08 am

     Then we give them to Mexico.  All of them.

  29. richard mcenroe
    June 21st, 2012 @ 11:10 am

     BREAKING NEWS: West Wing of White House destroyed in Inauguration Day fire.   All records of Obama administration tragically lost!

  30. SDN
    June 21st, 2012 @ 12:18 pm

     The guns and even the deaths aren’t the issue. The issue is this administration deliberately conspiring to arrange crimes to undermine the Second Amendment in violation of their oath of office.

  31. K-Bob
    June 21st, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    “This is an obvious political move.”

    Sure.  Because everyone knows that murdered Border Patrol agents and the resulting coverup is “political.”

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  33. Wombat_socho
    June 21st, 2012 @ 6:09 pm

    Want to take a vacation from commenting here and think about that some more? Because I’d be happy to accommodate you.