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Tonight's Crazy Story:
World Record Set as Driver Catches Golf Ball in Car Going 120 MPH
Jake Shepherd, a British pro golfer, and David Coulthard, a former Formula 1 driver, teamed up to set the world record for "furthest golf shot caught in a moving car." Coulthard's shot went 275 yards and was caught in a $200,000 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Roadster travelling at 120 mph.
Topic One: Fast & Furious
Is this Obama's watergate? "A lot of conservatives are writing at the moment that not only is Obama turning into Nixon Mark II, but Obama is worse because no one actually got killed during Watergate. The comparison is based on the myth that Nixon ordered the Watergate break in and that’s what he eventually had to resign over. But that’s not true. Nixon’s guilt was in trying to pervert the course of justice by persuading the FBI to drop its investigation of the crime. Mistake number one, then, was to involve the White House in covering up the errors of a separate, autonomous political department. Mistake number two was that when Congress discovered that evidence about the scandal might be recorded on the White House bugging system, Nixon invoked executive privilege to protect the tapes. In both cases, it was the cover up that destroyed Tricky Dick – not the original crime. And, forty years later almost to the day, here we have Obama making the same mistake."
Obama was against executive privilege before he was for it: "The Democrats are accusing Republicans of being political in issuing a contempt citation to Eric Holder because of his refusal to hand over additional documents in the Fast and Furious case. Of course the Republicans are being political. Both sides are political. Let’s everybody admit that politics is involved in everything a politician does. We’re not stupid, at least not all of us. While Executive Privilege is not mentioned in the Constitution, the Supreme Court has ruled that the principle is there in the Separation of Powers doctrine. The problem for President Obama is that Eric Holder has repeatedly said that Fast and Furious didn’t have anything to do with the White House. If this is true, then how can the President claim Executive Privilege? In the end, the courts might have to rule on whether the Republicans will get the documents they want."