Good Political Theatre And The Life Of Brian Terry
Tragedy Often Is Riveting
NANCY PELOSI: I think we all also agree, I think we all very, very much agree that we are very sad and seek justice for the family of border patrol agent Brian Tay, Tay, Terry. His loss is a tragedy for all who knew him, for all of us who care about him, and we offer our condolences to his family. So sad.
Everyone enjoys an occasional bout of good political theatre. As The House of Representatives pressed on with Contempt of Congress citations against Attorney General, Eric Holder, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi took her best stab at Shakespeare’s “Alas, Poor Yorick!” Soliloquy. She was saddened. We all were saddened. “Alas, poor Tarelli! I kinda-sorta knew his name, Horatio:” For a second there, it almost worked. And then, it blessedly didn’t.
the House voted to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress for his role in the investigation into the “Fast and Furious” program. The final vote was 255-67, with two Republicans voting nay. Those votes were from Rep. Scott Rigell (R-VA) and Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-OH). 17 Democrats voted in favor of the resolution. Later, the House voted 258-95, with five lawmakers voting “present,” in favor of the second contempt of Congress resolution against Holder.
Few in the current administration are better at professional indignation and victimhood than our current Attorney General. He spoke to reporters from Disney World and made it clear that he lives much of his life in a magical kingdom of make-believe.
In response to the “indescribable pain” of the Terry family culminating in the contempt charge, the top law man in the nation called out Republicans for their “truly absurd — truly absurd — conspiracy theories.” Holder also stated that “today’s vote makes for good political theater.”
As Attorney General Holder takes care of more important things (over at Space Mountain perhaps) the family of slain Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry still deals with the pain of having their loved one slain in a botched operation. The details follow below.
In December 2010, Brian Terry — a former Marine and police officer turned Border Patrol agent — was working in Arizona, 11 miles from the Mexican border. He was killed in a gunfight with Mexican drug runners, and two of the AK-47s found at the scene were linked to a then-unknown program of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms called “Operation Fast and Furious.”
So a decent Civil Servant dies a grim and honorable death fighting rapacious, drug-pedaling scum. It sure would suck if that interrupted our Attorney general’s well-earned vacay off at Disney World. As The Terry family mourns their loss and searches for closure, The Gentlelady From California, feels sorry for poor, poor Brian Tay-Tay, Terry. What a tragedy, what a farce. Would squeezing a little lemon into her eyes to gin up a few contrite tears chemically interact with her latest Botox injection?
The whole thing was political theatre. Too bad the production was such a God-Awful tragedy. The Inferno will have to be remodeled and add a new level of perdition for detestable people like Nancy Pelosi and Eric Holder. Their political theatre has run for far too long.