FRONT PAGE CONTRIBUTOR
A question for ANY GOP Presidential campaign out there…
…why are none of them talking about Operation Fast & Furious? And when I say ‘talk’ I mean ‘bringing it up at every opportunity, complete with raised voices and angry tones.’
Seriously. This is an easy issue to be on the right side of: everyone agrees – now – that it’s bad to create a sting operation where you facilitate the running of guns to Mexican narco-terrorists without proper safeguards (or indeed any safeguards at all); everyone agrees that it’s bad when guns that you’ve facilitated turn up at the murder scene of a US Border Agent; and while everyone may not agree that Attorney General Eric Holder is either a blithering incompetent or a malignantly corrupt callous bureaucrat, certainly virtually anybody who will be voting in the Republican primaries does. As Mark Hemingway notes here: this should be a slam-dunk issue for a Republican candidate. Particularly one who, I don’t know, might want to shore up his conservative credentials?
Moe Lane (crosspost)