The hypocrisy is unending.
In 2007, Obama told CNN that executive privilege was not a good reason to withhold information from Congress...
But now, when it affects his AG & his backside, as well as being his administration's scandal, Obama feels the desperate need to exert executive privilege over Fast & Furious documents. As WeaselZippers notes, "Still won’t stop today’s contempt vote."
FoxNews: President Obama has granted an 11th-hour request by Attorney General Eric Holder to exert executive privilege over Fast and Furious documents, a last-minute maneuver that appears unlikely to head off a contempt vote against Holder by Republicans in the House.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is expected to forge ahead with its meeting on the contempt resolution anyway.
And indeed it is currently. But it's pretty telling (and that's putting it mildly) that when it comes to leaking all kinds of information to puff up this president's reputation, it's all out there! And now this attempted blockade? Again, more hypocrisy.
The House Oversight Committee should find AG Holder in contempt TODAY and disregard Obama's exertion of executive privilege with more righteous assertiveness than Obama has granted the Nation, its People and the Rule of Law with his laundry list of unlawful executive orders (and leaks!). There must be checks & balances, and this kind of proceeding is essential in holding this corrupt administration in check, whether with this cover-up or any scandal.
ADDENDUM: Rush makes a great point this morning: How can Obama exert executive privilege over something he supposedly hasn't been involved in, nor has seen? Kinda helps put things in perspective, huh? (as if we didn't already suspect that accessory)
Also, if you're seeking more info on why we've arrived at this point, John Lott has put together a thorough piece explaining why this proceeding is occurring.