Patterico's Pontifications


Lois Lerner Takes the Fifth Again

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:36 am

Who is surprised, besides Darrell Issa?

A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s improper targeting of conservative groups refused Wednesday to testify on her supposed role in the scandal.

Lois Lerner repeatedly invoked her Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination during the House Oversight Committee’s hearing, prompting Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) to adjourn the meeting.

So what are you gonna do about it, Issa?

My bold prediction: nothing.

Congress has no real power any more.

Steve Stockman Defeated

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:34 am

Yesterday’s election showed that even Texans’ appetite for strong candidates does not extend to oddballs who threaten to sue people for truthful statements and seem generally untrustworthy. Like Christine O’Donnell, whom I opposed not for being a witch but because she seemed dishonest, Steve Stockman does not seem like the kind of person who would make you proud.

Hillary: Russian Actions in Crimea Are Nazi-Like

Filed under: General — Patterico @ 7:18 am

Godwin’s law is always appropriate when you’re getting ready to run for President:

Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton addressed the ongoing crisis in Ukraine at a fundraiser in California on Tuesday, comparing Russia’s decision to issue passports in the Crimean region to the “population transfers” carried out by Nazi Germany before World War II.

Clinton made the remarks at a $1,500-per-plate fundraiser for the Boys and Girls Club of Long Beach at a law firm downtown, Keesal, Young & Logan.

I’m convinced. Let’s start World War III then.

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