(Video) #FastAndFurious “Follow the ideology”

**Posted by Phineas

Or, as Bill Whittle asks at the end, “Have you no shame?” (1)

The ideological reasons behind Operation Fast and Furious are still speculation, but, given the far-left agenda subscribed to by both Obama and Holder, the idea that this might have been aimed at imposing strict gun control is not unreasonable. And it is more than reasonable that Congress should investigate this.

Oh, wait. I forgot. Someone invoked executive privilege to block that investigation.

Meanwhile, somewhere, Dick Nixon laughs.

RELATED: Earlier Fast and Furious posts.

(1) In fairness, while most of the media has dutifully ignored a Democratic president’s scandal —in which people died!— CBS’ Sharyl Attkisson has done a great job from the start.

(Crossposted at Public Secrets)

Veepstakes: Rep. Paul Ryan being vetted by Romney campaign

Via NRO’s Robert Costa:

I’m reliably informed that Representative Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, the Budget Committee chairman, has submitted paperwork to the Romney campaign. Sources confirm that he is being vetted for the vice-presidential nomination.

Ryan, one of the GOP’s brightest young stars, is clearly a favorite of Romney allies. But some top Republican officials are wary of plucking him from the House, where he is the party’s most influential voice on fiscal issues.

I’ve got mixed feelings about Ryan being picked as Romney’s veep, for the same reason mentioned above.  But the guy is as sharp as a tack, is extremely well-versed in policy matters … with room to grow, would be great in the “pit bull” attack role veep nominees usually assume, and would shred Biden in a debate.