Bardella replaced, Issa back to work
Light week with Congress returning from break and Issa doing damage control on the firing of a top aide. But even during light weeks, things keep humming..
~ Issa has moved quickly to get past the Bardella firing, bringing on former Daily Caller spox Becca Glover Watkins
as his replacement. Interesting to note that Bardella had a particularly cozy relationship with the Daily Caller before his ouster, and it has served as one of the most reliable soft-landing spots for Issa quotes and spin.
~ Issa himself got back in the game today in traditional form. After three days of criticism for documented conflicts of interest throughout his staff, today Issa got back in the headlines chasing conflicts of interest
at the SEC.
~ Apparently Issa is also frustrated by lack of extra-legal efforts
by President Obama's IP czar to curb online piracy. Issa is interested in finding a way to legally require credit card companies to become federal deputies tasked with policing and enforcing copyright law.