Invoking executive privilege was probably a bad move. It wonâ€™t be evident right away. But it will be as time goes on. The President has taken the political combat into very expensive territory in energy management terms.Â He has neither the altitude nor the fuel to protect either Holder or himself in the long run.
Here’s hoping this backfires. His invoking of Executive Privilege seems to be making Fast and Furious a bigger story, which will get more eyeballs on the scandal. A real good question is what the White House is hiding. If this really was just a botched operation hatched by a field office, why the stonewalling?