Ron Christie is entirely too gentlemanly and nuanced in his blog today, entitled “Contempt, Indeed.” Since I lack all gentlemanly qualities and have no need for nuance on this blog, I will state emphatically that the congressional Democrats are engaged in nothing short of an obsessive vendetta against all things George W. Bush. Their lunatic obsession reached its zenith today, not just on partisan but on practical grounds. 

Christie wrote: “Just a few minutes ago, the House Judiciary Committee voted to authorize criminal contempt of Congress charges against former White House Counsel Harriet Miers and current White House Chief of Staff Josh Bolten. Their alleged crimes? Refusing to disclose internal deliberations and documents that the president of the United States asserted were protected by executive privilege.”

Sens. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaSunday shows preview: Lawmakers to address alarming spike in coronavirus cases History will judge America by how well we truly make Black lives matter What July 4 means for November 3 MORE (D-Ill.) — both of whom envision themselves as the next chief executive — should be wringing the necks of the House Judiciary Committee for essentially trying to abolish the constitutional right of executive privilege.

It’s not entirely clear to me why the nine U.S. attorneys were fired — though it seems pretty obvious some of them deserved pink slips for failing to investigate and prosecute voter fraud in the last election — but as Christie points out, even if their appointments were terminated for political reasons, there’s no crime committed.

And that reduces these charges of criminal contempt against Miers and Bolton to nothing more than an obsessive vendetta by a bunch of unhinged liberals.