House panel votes to cite Holder for contempt of Congress despite Obama invoking executive privilege

Pretty soon President Obama is going to wear out that executive privilege button.
He did it again today, asserting his executive privilege over a document sought by the House committee investigating the botched Fast and Furious gun-running sting — a move that didn’t deter a House oversight committee from voting to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt.
Of course, with a president who reaches for executive privilege as often as he does the Gillette Foamy, Congress will have to keep flexing its muscles or soon become just so much Cheez Whiz.
Rep. Darrell Issa, who has been flying at Holder like runaway Blackhawk blades, claims Holder has not handed over enough documents relating to the Fast and Furious scandal — which provided guns to Mexican cartels.
Holder claims he made an extraordinary offer, which Issa rejected. Issa claims otherwise.
Until Nostradamus rises from the grave and can once again predict the future, we need to play this standoff off.

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