I love Gowdy, but had this sudden thought.
It is so unlike Boehner to do something right.
I have a feeling he appointed Gowdy in hopes that he would be a ‘lightning rod’ and a huge media distraction from the D.I.A.B.L.O. activities that they will be pushing during the same time... Like Amnesty.
Boehner probably appointed the right guy for the wrong reasons... And hopes that a big, popular, conservative thorn in his side will be destroyed in the process.
You mean you have a cynical take on this? How dare you!!
Possibly, “I’ll give you this committee and let you run it if you back off on plans to run against me for the speakership after the election?”