The flash mob of Republican alligators has assembled once again in a modern version of "remember the Alamo". In this instance, "Remember Benghazi''. Got that. Hillary?
The leader of this bloodthirsty onslaught is our old friend Rep. Darrell Issa, the toothy sinister-looking fellow who is one of the wealthiest egos on Capitol Hill, so rich in fact that he may qualify as a half-percenter. In case you've spent the week end spraying dandelion, you should be aware that Issa is the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee who, in earlier Republican times, would be an embarrassment to his party.
Forever preoccupied with investigating something or other, he has now in Issametric terms announced that he has subpoenaed Secretary of State John Kerry to appear before his committee to answer to Issa's glares.
This is the same Darrell Issa who in 2007 opposed subpoenaing then-Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice for a tete-a-tete on the Bush Administration's invasion of Iraq. And the same Darrell Issa who conducted an all-male inquiry into contraception insurance without permitting a single woman, including Sandra Fluke, to testify. (By the way: Kerry was a U.S. senator and not the secretary of state when Benghazi blew up. Hillary was, which is what this fracas is all about. What a kluttzy way to run a business!)
But there was no shortage of alligators for the Benghazi reprise. Speaker John Boehner, who usually seems to be out of the loop when his colleagues start acting up, quickly announced that he will call for a select committee to investigate Benghazi. Boehnerghazi? And Sen.John McCain, still hoping to become relevant, has charged the Obamans of a cover-up.
But there's hope. Republican Rep. Buck McKeon, of California, chairman of the Armed Services Committee, said the multimillion-dollar probe by his GOP colleagues and his own committee has turned up no evidence that the State Department acted improperly. He said what?
Time to get back to the dandelion.