And now, self-described not crazy Republican (damning self-praise) Darrell Issa thinks it’s always criminal to offer politicians political jobs, so they don’t run against you or your guy. In which case Mr. Issa better get out a bill to take down the Lincoln Memorial.
Because in the Summer of 1864 to secure his renomination and placate the left-wing of the Republican Party (hard to believe there was such a time) Lincoln dangled the name of his former Treasury Secretary and major nomination challenger Salmon Chase as being a good replacement for dying Chief Justice Roger B. Taney. Shortly after reelection he did so. Quid pro Quo ladies and gentlemen.
So, Mr. Issa, when are you going to move to take down that memorial?