Spokeskid Blames Bush for Fast and Furious
They’re falling apart up there. Every line of that is bogus. Not every line, but elements of every line are bogus. But, Mr. Carney, I would simply say that if you want to stand by what you said, why is there executive privilege? Why not just release these documents that show it’s Bush’s fault? If your guy stopped it, if you stopped Fast and Furious, you might want to call Brian Terry’s family and tell ’em that you stopped it, the dead border patroller. Call ’em up. Holder called ’em after he’d been shamed into doing it. But you call ’em, Jay, you call ’em and you tell ’em that Fast and Furious was brought to a screeching halt by this administration.
You tell ’em that Bush did it, and then release the document. It sounds like you’ve got a win-win here, Jay. You release the documents, we see that Bush did it all, and everybody on your team is off the hook. So why is there executive privilege, Jay? What are you hiding? Why is it necessary to hide the president’s involvement in this if there isn’t any? The only question here is, what is Obama hiding? It’s the question that needs to be asked again and then. What’s Obama hiding, and there is something. This is pathetic. “The problem of gun walking was a field-driven –” your own attorney general walked that back. He recanted that claim this week, Jay. They don’t care. They literally don’t care.
They’re just gonna go out there and say it, and they know the media’s gonna circle the wagons. This business about “Republicans insist on moving forward with an effort that Republicans and objective legal experts have noted is purely political. Given the economic challenges facing the country, we believe House Republicans instead should be engaged in effort to create jobs.” That’s Mitt Romney’s job, and he’s doing it. And he’s talking about it. And they don’t want that talked about. One of the reasons for this executive privilege, I am convinced, is to distract everybody’s attention from the economy.