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Lord SCOAMF and Screaming Friends

October 4th, 2011 - 11:48 am

“CBS Reporter Says WH Screamed at Her Over Fast and Furious,” blogger JammieWearingFool notes, quoting from Sharyl Attkisson’s appearance on Laura Ingraham’s radio show:

6:05 – Laura: So they were literally screaming at you?
Attkisson: Yes. Well the DOJ woman was just yelling at me. The guy from the White House on Friday night literally screamed at me and cussed at me. [Laura: Who was the person? Who was the person at Justice screaming?] Eric Schultz. Oh, the person screaming was [DOJ spokeswoman] Tracy Schmaler, she was yelling not screaming. And the person who screamed at me was Eric Schultz at the White House.”

7:33 – Laura: Do we know the exact number [of guns] that went over to Mexico?
Attkisson: We know more than 2,000 in Fast and Furious and I will soon be reporting on the fact that that is not the only case. 2,000 for that operation according to the agents involved.

8:28 – …Is it sort of a drip, drip. And I’m certainly not the one to make the case for DOJ and White House about what I’m doing wrong. They will tell you that I’m the only reporter–as they told me–that is not reasonable. They say the Washington Post is reasonable, the LA Times is reasonable, the New York Times is reasonable, I’m the only one who thinks this is a story, and they think I’m unfair and biased by pursuing it.

Yes, CBS, former home of Dan Rather and Katie Couric, is a bastion of Al Gore’s patented Right Wing Media Bias™. That’s the card to play, Obama-ites!

Even successful administrations usually start running on fumes during the last year or two of their second term, and begin to start screwing up on a regular basis. While no one knows what will happen next year, this administration has arrived at that level about five and a half years early — not exactly the best springboard for success next November.

Especially when this is coming down the pike:

House Republicans are calling for a special counsel to determine whether Attorney General Eric Holder perjured himself during his testimony to the House Judiciary Committee on Operation Fast and Furious, Fox News has learned.

House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith, R-Texas, was sending a letter to President Obama on Tuesday arguing that Holder cannot investigate himself, and requesting the president instruct the Department of Justice to appoint a special counsel.

At Hot Air, Ed Morrissey writes, “Now Obama has to decide whether to defy Congress and create a precedent for protecting appointees who willfully mislead Congress, or submit to a special prosecutor that could run wild on his administration.  I’m going to guess that Obama will defy the House, but that may not last very long, especially with Darrell Issa probing Solyndra and other potential scandals”

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