The embattled AG’s latest ploy in the ongoing attack on media was to call a Press Conference which all media could attend. Unfortunately, they could only show up if they agreed to keep the discussion OFF the record. Fortunately, many of the majors decided to boycott the closed-door session.
Holder’s main problem seems to be that he may be guilty of lying to Congress while under oath.
It calls to mind a famous quote from Abraham Lincoln when he delivered a speech in 1854. It went like this, “If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem. It is true that you may fool all of the people some of the time; you can even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can’t fool all of the people all of the time.”
Another famous quote that Holder should take to heart is one from Friedrich Nietzsche, “I’m not upset that you lied to me. I’m upset that from now on I can’t believe you.”
While the entire Obama team is suspected of prevarication, starting with the infamous “anti-Muslim video” that was perpetuated by Obama himself, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Spokesman Jay Carney and the hapless Susan Rice, there seems to be no end of this failing. Case in point is the fact that former IRS chief Shulman has officially logged some 159 visits to the White House during Obama’s first term and would only own up to saying he attended “Easter Egg Rolling.” As a matter of fact, Shulman was in the White House twice as many times as Holder himself during that four-year period.
Last week, I mentioned Malice in Wonderland but space did not permit including the names of the characters Tweedledee and Tweedledum. Those two roles could be easily filled by White House Spokesman Jay Carney and former State Department Spokeswoman Victoria Nuland.
When it comes to Carney, he might look to a quote that was published in the Ottowa Citizen regarding a problem with commentator Mark Steyn. It went like this, “We wish to apologize for our apology to Mark Steyn, published Oct. 22 in correcting the incorrect statements about Mr. Steyn published Oct. 15. We incorrectly published the incorrect correction. We accept and regret that our initial regrets were unacceptable, and we apologize to Mr. Steyn for any distress caused by our previous apology.” Carney could mimic that style of phrasing when he obfuscates, stalls and does the Washington two-step when he is confronted with probing questions from the Washington Press Corp.
Every recent administration in Washington has been beset with varying scandals. Only one of them led to impeachment proceedings. Such proceedings are being bandied about in Washington today.
Where is Vice President Joe Biden?
Harry Spencer is a long-time northern Nevada resident.