Skip to comments.Attorney General Explains “Fast & Furious” Memos
Posted on 06/10/2012 11:18:18 AM PDT by John Semmens
Attorney General Eric Holder rejected contentions that internal Department of Justice memos in which the phrase Fast and Furious appears mean that the Mexican gun-running scandal was known to Department of Justice (DOJ) higher-ups at an early date. The phrase, Holder insisted referred to the movie series.
Everyone at the DOJ is a big fan of the Fast and Furious movies, Holder said in a House Judiciary Committee hearing this past week. The fast cars, the sexy babes, the wonton violenceare hypnotic in their effects on me and my staff. Vin Diesels screen presence is just awesome. So, its only natural that a good deal of the agencys internal correspondence would include mentions of these films.
Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) did not find Holders contention believable or reassuring. Holder and his crew are big fans of these movies? Chaffetz disdainfully asked. How likely is that? Besides, even if it is true, how do they justify spending time on their shared Vin Diesel love-fest while hundreds of people are being murdered with guns they helped Mexican gangsters obtain? Either way, its a new low for the Administration.
In related news, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) confirmed that he will not be supporting Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Darryl Issas (R-CA) efforts to cite Holder for contempt for stonewalling on the Fast and Furious memos. Holders explanation sheds a whole new light on this controversy, Boehner said. Those movies are way cool. I can see why theyd be a hot topic in the DOJ.
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“wonton violence”— bowls of soup at 50 paces?
I think that was in the “Tokyo Drift” movie.
The DOJ can’t even tell the truth about why they call it Fast and Furious.
John Boehner is an insult as a Republican. He is the next RINO to go. If he cannot support a referendum to question this Attorney General on this issue, what is he doing there.
He’s using up oxygen. Maybe keeping the seat warm for Issa.
Aw man, you got me!
Actually, I have been around FR to recognize satire by the 2nd or 3rd sentence.
I read only up to the first or second sentence then commented on somebody’s comment.
John - you must have even more “superior knowledge” than Holder himself - thanks for another...
Only a liberal can maintain that he has “superior knowledge” while simultaneously maintaining that he knows nothing about the subject.
With the Obama and Clinton administrations it’s darned hard to distinguish satire from straight news.
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