The Daily Caller: The Danger of Armchair Lawyering
Sarah Field points out that the Obama administration’s disturbing addiction to calling CEOs to the carpet is detracting from the real job at hand: cleaning up after the oil spill.
BP is, in all likelihood, chiefly responsible for this disaster. At the same time, the Obama administration’s habit of dragging CEOs before Congress can certainly be seen as pattern of highly calculated government shakedowns.
Just ask Mr. Toyoda. Or the CEO of Humana, who was investigated by the administration, because his company warned customers about the pitfalls of ObamaCare. Or the former CEO of GM who has forced to resign by the administration. A pattern is clearly emerging.
No one should look beyond these facts. However, the major problem with our discussion of the “Barton fiasco” is what no one is actually discussing – the fact that Congress and the Obama administration are shifting the debate to a “blame game,” instead of helping to solve the problem.