The first thing you do when you’ve dug yourself into a hole: stop digging. My father wasn’t the first to say these words, but he used to say them a lot. And it’s good advice. It seems that every time Eric Holder opens his mouth he’s so busy sticking his foot in it that he can’t win for losin.’ Case in point, that whole Gunwalker timeline thing . . .
In March 2011, President Obama told CNN Español:
I heard on the news about this story that – Fast and Furious, where allegedly guns were being run into Mexico, and ATF knew about it, but didn’t apprehend those who had sent it. Eric Holder has – the attorney general has been very clear that he knew nothing about this. We had assigned an I.G., inspector general, to investigate it.
On May 3, 2011, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder claimed (in Congressional testimony) that he’d only heard of Fast and Furious “over the last few weeks.”
So how is it that Holder could tell Obama about Fast and Furious in March and assign an Inspector General to investigate in May if he only even heard of Fast n’ Furious within the last few weeks?
To paraphrase Ricky Ricardo, ¡Eric, I think you got some ‘splainin’ to do! At this point, Holder’s got but three options:
- Stonewall, and hope he can call Congress’ bluff.
- Testify and plead the Fifth.
- Spill his guts in exchange for a plea bargain.
There is no fourth option.