Attorney General Holder is before a Congressional committee trying to determine who knew what when, how it happened and why and finally get to the truth concerning Fast and Furious, the ATF’s effort to track guns THEY gave to drug cartels in Mexico. Holder completed his long winded prepared statement while trying to justify his lack of knowledge concerning this matter.
The crux of the matter is this: Holder says he can’t be expected to know EVERYTHING happening in the Department of Justice (DOJ). It’s my assertion he knows NOTHING about what’s going on in the DOJ and couldn’t define its mission if his life depended on it. The man is a sterling example of the Peter Principle; he exhibits the idea; “in a hierarchy every employee tends to rise to his level of incompetence”, meaning employees tend to be promoted until they reach a position at which they cannot work competently. This is in direct but subtle contrast to the Dilbert Principle. This refers to cartoonist Scott Adams’ 1995 observation that “leadership is nature’s way of removing morons from the productive flow”.
Holder has proven the theory and shown the dangers of it in one inadvertent moment. He (because of his poorly crafted and miserable example of oversight of his department, and the inability he’s shown to control his subordinates) has shown his utter lack of managerial skills. He’s marginally responsible for the deaths of U.S. Border Agents. Under the caveat set forth by Harry Truman, a president of inestimable political integrity, Holder has failed miserably at recognizing the adage; “the buck stops here.”
As the legal profession has the temerity (audacity) to regularly quote another old adage: “ignorance of the law is no excuse”, it could be said ignorance of the duties of your job is no excuse either General Holder. Traditionally, the American people expect a certain specific expertise be delivered by political appointees to cabinet level offices.
Now we find under the Obama Administration we can expect clowns, jokers and buffoons like Holder. While his education may be exceptional and his job performance before ascension to this post was adequate; it’s being shown daily the guy has NO idea what’s going on outside of his suite of offices.
This all indicates the dangers of ideologues failing to control the loose canons of their shape-shifting ideologies and policies. They try to appear as all things to all people. They proclaim one behavior as acceptable while executing the expedient and exactly opposed behavior when necessary.
Holder stated the now hackneyed statement we need to step away from partisan influences and providing the media with a steady diet of sound-bites and headlines. America wants answers. Not all of the people upset about Border Agent Terry’s homicide (with a gun provided to a criminal by a Department of Justice official) are Republicans. There are Republicans, Democrats, Independents, Tea Party members and NO-Party members think you’re an incompetent and poor excuse for an Attorney General.
How’s that for non-partisan? Not everybody looking at this travesty and criminally negligent action has a political agenda attached to their anger and distrust of Holder. Nor do we blindly trust the other members of the pinnacle of American Law Enforcement. We’ve all had our bubbles burst by career spies inhabiting the FBI. We’ve all been disillusioned by the actions of incompetent lab technicians lying about results of forensic test results so as not to lose their job security at the FBI labs. We’ve been sorely and meanly advised by facts uncovered by whistle blowers that some of our once heroes are men and women with feet consisting of fecal polluted clay.
But, they have no more than to look at the examples set for them by their bosses. If the boss (Holder) has no sense of dignity and integrity, how can he stand before the employees he commands and say “follow me”? How can he be a light of truth and honor? The fact is; he can’t.
My suggestion is simple: Man up Holder! Grow a set! Quit whining and fix this!
Otherwise shut up and go away. You’re an embarrassment.
Thanks for listening.