Gotta Hate It When They Won’t Go Under The Bus Quietly

We’ve all heard that the acting head of the ATF was going to step down over the Fast and Furious scandal that let guns go from America to the Mexican drug cartels.

Well, not so fast.  Seems now he wants to testify to Congress!

The acting director of the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives is strongly resisting pressure to step down because of growing controversy over the agency’s surveillance program that allowed U.S. guns to flow unchecked into Mexico, according to several federal sources in Washington.

 Kenneth E. Melson, who has run the bureau for two years, is reportedly eager to testify to Congress about the extent of his and other officials’ involvement in the operation, code-named Fast and Furious. 

Could this be Obama’s Watergate?  Let’s face it, you don’t think the buck stops on Holder’s desk, do you?


  1. 1
    FrankOK growls and barks:

    This fellow may end up like Vince Foster – you know, the “suicide” victim who was a Clinton lawyer, before he testifies.

  2. 2
    SicSemperTyrannus growls and barks:

    Could this be…the “smoking gun”?

  3. 3
    Teufelhunden_JD growls and barks:

    I think the question is “What did the President know, and when did he know it?”

    Damn, it just fits so nicely.

  4. 4
    noahquackenbush growls and barks:

    Who wants to start a pool as to when Melson “vanishes”, has a “fatal auto accident”, or otherwise comes to a swift and tidy demise…..

  5. 5
    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Fort Marcy Park is beautiful this time of year. Just don’t go there alone…at night…with evidence of malfeasance.

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    LC Light29ID growls and barks:

    Melson has an open invitation to appear on Capitol Hill. So far, he has not been given Justice Department approval to appear before Congress.

    Having lived inside the whorehouse known as the Beltway, if this guy won’t commit Seppuku then you can bet farm and the kids college money that there will be a leak. Bet your ass Drudge is digging fast and furious to get the scoop on this.

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    LC Stargazer growls and barks:

    Personally, I’m rather hoping that the House will find the cojones to leave BATF out of the next budget after this little escapade. It’s not like they do a single thing that’s authorized under the Constitution in the first place.