Whine and Cheese: June 22, 2012

Re-snarking the week’s big stories.

Fast and Furious is Obama’s Watergate

How fitting that on the week of the 40th anniversary of the Watergate break in, the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee recommends that Attorney General Eric Holder is contemptible? And what’s with the President invoking executive privilege? That’s generally not done…if there’s nothing to hide. At least that’s what Obama thought in 2007 when George Bush blocked Karl Rove from testifying about the firing of U.S. attorneys. But unlike Watergate when we were missing 18 1/2 minutes of tape, with Barack Obama, we’re missing about 18 1/2 years of his academic records…give or take a year. Fast and Furious is one of the most shameful domestic law debacles since Waco. We all know that with Watergate, the coverup was worse than the crime. And Barack Obama’s always been a man with something to hide.

Mr. Jefferson’s Circus

Sometimes things need to be handled. Sometimes things badly need to be handled. But they rarely need to be badly handled as was the ouster of UVA President Teresa Sullivan. It almost doesn’t matter why she was fired, the whole thing was a mess. Nobody looks good. As a Hokie who roughly equates “damnwahoo” with “damnyankee” I’ve got to ask, “what they hell were y’all thinking?” It’s hard to agree with Delegate Joe Morrissey but he’s right when he says the people making these decisions are doing so with the public’s money. How and when remains to be seen, but expect to see this issue come before the General Assembly. We’ll be taking bets on the first newscaster to trip over the phrase “University of Virginia probe.”

Come back next week to see if Teresa got her groove back.

Tim Kaine’s No Good, Horrible, Very Big Lie About Out of State Money

In the U.S. Senate race, Tim Kaine keeps whining that he’s going to be outspent by outside money. Never mind that Kaine’s out of state money is besting Allen some 55-34%. Or that Majority PAC just dropped half a mil to attack Allen on Kaine’s behalf. FactCheck.org dismantles the ad.