The current chess game
There is a lot of symbolism in Larry Womack’s Watergate chess set. He recently told me that he considered the entire investigation into Watergate a giant political game. And what better way to memorialize it than with a contest of strategy where each piece moves in different directions?
Such is the case in the battle over Fast and Furious. Attorney General Eric Holder moves. Congressman Darrell Issa counters. The Obama White House invokes executive privilege. Congress votes to hold Holder in contempt.
Despite the on-going jab-and-parry, no one will be making a chess set based upon Fast and Furious. Impersonator Faux-bama won’t be making any jokes.
With an American law enforcement officer dead as a result of the bone-headed naïveté of his own government, the Obama administration is trying to bury something deeper than presidential secrets. It is trying to bury a human tragedy.
And there’s nothing funny about that.
Rick Robinson is the author of political thrillers which can be purchased on Amazon and at book stores everywhere. His latest novel, Manifest Destiny, has won seven writing awards, including Best Fiction at the Paris Book Festival.