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My favorite congressman

Darryl Issa (R-CA) is at it again. He – the ranking member on the House Oversight and Reform Committee (hee-hee) still making noise about a special prosecutor re Sestak/White House ‘job offer’. Which was, is, always has been, business-as-usual.

An oldie but goodie: why I love the guy.

As I say, not as I do: PART THE SECOND

Rep Darrell Issa (R-CA, very annoying man) is calling for a special prosecutor, to investigate Rep. Joe Sestak (D-PA).

Let’s examine these two men.

SESTAK:  A member of the United States Navy for over 30 years, Sestak is a former three-star Vice Admiral and the highest-ranking former military officer currently serving in Congress.[3] During his career in the Navy, he led a series of operational commands, including commanding the USS George Washington aircraft carrier battle group during combat operations in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean in 2002. He served as Director for Defense Policy on the National Security Council under President Bill Clinton and, following the September 11 attacks, was selected to serve as the first Director of “Deep Blue,” the Navy’s internal think tank to provide strategic advice to the Chief of Naval Operations.[4] Though he achieved the rank of Vice-Admiral (three stars), Sestak left the Navy before he had been a Vice Admiral long enough to be able to retire at that rank. He retired at the lower rank of a two star Rear Admiral (upper half).[5]

ISSA: In 1971, Issa allegedly stole a Dodge sedan from an Army post near Pittsburgh. The allegation was made by a retired Army sergeant, and published in a 1998 newspaper article. Issa denied the allegation. No charges were filed.[24][25]

In 1972, Issa and his brother allegedly stole a red Maserati sports car from a car dealership in Cleveland. He and his brother were indicted for car theft, but the case was dropped.[24][25]

Also in 1972, Issa was convicted in Michigan for possession of an unregistered gun. He received three months probation and paid a $204 fine.[26]

On December 28, 1979, Issa and his brother allegedly faked the theft of Issa’s Mercedes Benz sedan. Issa and his brother were charged for felony auto theft, but the case was dropped by prosecutors for lack of evidence. Later, Issa and his brother were charged for misdemeanors, but that case was not pursued by prosecutors. Issa accused his brother of stealing the car, and said that the experience with his brother was the reason he went into the car alarm business.[24][25]

A day after a court order was issued, giving Issa control of automotive alarm company A.C. Custom over an unpaid $60,000 debt, Issa allegedly carried a cardboard box containing a handgun into the office of A.C. Custom executive, Jack Frantz, and told Frantz he was fired. In a 1998 newspaper article, Frantz said Issa had invited him to hold the gun and claimed extensive knowledge of guns and explosives from his Army service. In response, Issa said, “Shots were never fired. … I don’t recall having a gun. I really don’t. I don’t think I ever pulled a gun on anyone in my life.”[26]

I know who I’m going with on this one. Oh, there’s this too:

Issa came to national prominence when he contributed over $1.6 million to help fund a signature-gathering drive for the petition to recall Gray Davis. At the time he made the contribution, it was widely believed that Issa intended to place himself on the ballot to replace Davis.

I bet Sestak knows today is the 233rd day of the ninth year of the War in Afghanistan.

(Source: Wikipedia – I checked conservapedia.com as well, but found only a hundred words on Sestak and 500 on Issa. Wikipedia of course had detailed indexes, and thousands of words on both men and literally HUNDREDS of footnotes.)