Thursday, January 20, 2011

Be Sure to Read & Disseminate Widely

This New Yorker article about the longstanding inability of the new chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform -- Darrell Issa (R-CA) -- to conform his behavior to the law. The list of incidents is longer than I'd ever read before.

The article is a public service.


Montag said...

Yeah, the bit about the insurer's fire examiners claiming arson is a new one to me.

But, he's like any other Republican--he's an expert turd polisher. Think about how much bullshit Little Boots could spew about his past, and how willing the press was to lap it up. Issa's no different in that regard.

Still, Balzac's maxim applies here, methinks.

DrDick said...

Silly Res, laws are for little people and he is one of the chosen.

pansypoo said...


StonyPillow said...

But which one?

Conscience is our unerring judge until we finally stifle it.

Behind every great fortune lies a great crime.

Laws are spider webs through which the big flies pass and the little ones get caught.

Nature makes only dumb animals. We owe the fools to society.

When law becomes despotic, morals are relaxed, and vice versa.

Anonymous said...

I'm a little annoyed that the author didnt ask Issa a simple question: how does one person get "mistakenly" tied to auto thefts so many times in one lifetime?

I'd also like Issa to explain to us in his own words why his stories should pass the smell test... all this BS about circumstance may fly in a court of law, but we're talking about the court of public opinion here!