View 689 Saturday, June 23, 2012
I am down at the beach and on dialup. All is well, and there is interesting mail, which I can keep up with.
I am working on the Executive Privilege matter. I am of course aware of Rush Limbaugh’s hypothesis, which is that Fast and Furious was a White House originated scheme to assault the Second Amendment by allowing a lot of American guns to get in the hands of the drug cartels, allowing the US to pledge to Mexico that we would stop this and thus give the President an International Emergency to work off of. I can even see how it might have come about from a casual remark – the solution to the Mexican cartels is to fence them in and throw guns and ammunition over the fence. That’ll fix ‘em. If you have enough enemies sometimes things work out better than you thought. Etc.
And a recent correspondent suggests that
It’s precisely the kind of thinking exhibited by Bill Ayers and Bernardine Dohrn, whom I believe either came up with the idea or inspired it amongst Obama’s Chicagoite underlings. And that’s what I think Obama is trying to hide.
That might explain why the President is so desperate: it’s a stupid scheme, it’s an act of contempt for Mexico, It’s an assault on the Mexican people who are the ones who paid most of the price in blood – those are factors, but the deciding factor is that Ayers and Dorn are not only still close friends of the President, but involved in policy – and stupid enough to let their names be in documents that cannot be destroyed. I am not sure I accept that, but it is one possible reason why the stakes are so high that the President will invest a lot of his rapidly falling political capital in taking ownership of Fast and Furious.
More another time. It’s late. Good night.
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