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01-25-2011, 06:48 PM
If Issa wants to investigate corruption and ethics violations in the Executive Branch I would suggest he start with the numerous violations of the Hatch Act committed under the Bush Administration.

At least seven Cabinet secretaries to President George W. Bush took politically motivated trips (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A6892-2004Oct4.html) at taxpayer expense while aides falsely claimed they were traveling on official business, the independent Office of Special Counsel said Monday night in concluding a three-year probe.
In a report on allegations that first surfaced before Bush left office, the agency condemned what it depicted as widespread violations (http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/04/25/AR2007042503046.html) of a law restricting political activities by federal workers and illegal use of federal funds to engage in electioneering.
The abuses occurred mostly in 2005 and 2006, when Bush advisers were anxious about the looming midterm elections that would hand control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats.

01-25-2011, 06:55 PM
I imagine he plans to investigate the current Executive Branch.

I imagine that goes without saying. I guess my sarcasm didn't come through the original post.

01-25-2011, 09:49 PM
Sure it did. That's why I replied sarcastically.
Do you reply any other way?

Roger Cumming
01-27-2011, 01:01 AM
There is a story about Issa in last week's New Yorker. I think it's invaluable to understanding him if you can keep from barfing.

01-27-2011, 09:59 AM
Only when it's warranted.Somebody get a warrant!

01-27-2011, 10:03 AM
Isn't he a former used car salesman?