Posted on May 15 2012 – 7:00 PM – Posted by: Doug Brady
Since taking over as chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee last year, Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) has been investigating President Obama’s administration with the tenacity of Captain Ahab in “Moby Dick.”
He cast a wide fishing net for any controversial program that might lead to some embarrassment for the Obama administration — ranging from the TARP plan to bail out banks to subsidies given to the failed alternative energy company Solyndra.
Issa’s great white whale, however, is Fast and Furious, the botched program intended to stop drug gangs from trafficking guns from the United States to Mexico.
In recent weeks, Rep. Issa has abandoned all restraint in his effort to prove Attorney General Eric Holder lied by not admitting personal involvement with the failed program.