Anybody remember the fun times from the Clinton years? All the joy of Congressional investigations? Because the newly minted Repub house is feeling nostalgic for that type of reality TV. Specifically, Darrell Issa plans to hold CSPAN hostage:
California Rep. Darrell Issa is already eyeing a massive expansion of oversight for next year, including hundreds of hearings; creating new subcommittees; and launching fresh investigations into the bank bailout, the stimulus and, potentially, health care reform.
Issa told POLITICO in an interview that he wants each of his seven subcommittees to hold “one or two hearings each week.”
“I want seven hearings a week, times 40 weeks,” Issa said.
Rest assured, these hearing will quickly devolve into a witchhunt. As with the Clinton "investigations", every baseless rumor will become a major "scandal" that will dominate the nightly news until it is (very quietly) debunked. If even the slightest indiscretion is found, "impeachment" will be spewing from the lips of every right-wing talker.
Trust me on this: it's what the rethugs do, and it sort of worked with Clinton. And Obama is already guilty of being President while black.