March 7, 2014
THEATRICS: Rep. Issa on IRS hearing: I followed the rules, Rep. Cummings threw a ‘hissy fit.’ Cumming’s hissy fit was intended to give the press something to report on besides the fact that Lois Lerner took the Fifth again, undermining the White House’s “phony scandal” claims. Cummings was going to do that no matter what happened — that’s basically his job on the Committee, as the White House’s water boy — and the press was going to pick up on whatever he did because they’re water boys too.
By ignoring the absurd theatrics of the Congressional Black Caucus, Boehner and Issa are making clear that they’re serious, and won’t be rolled here. I think that’s good.