The more successful fellow told the other that one of his secrets was to put a good sized sweet potato in his Speedo and then strolling the beach. Thinking it sounded like a plausible plan, the second fellow did just that. After walking the beach for an hour and meeting with nothing but raucous laughter or looks of disgust, he returned to where he and his friend had set up on the beach. He told his buddy how disappointed he was that this seemingly fool proof method of garnering the gals had such a major glitch. His buddy retorted, next time, put the sweet potato in the FRONT of your swimsuit!
Second, Congress has inherent authority to enforce its subpoenas and, in execution of that authority, the Speaker of the House can order the Sergeant at Arms of the House to accomplish the physical arrest of Lois Lerner ANYWHERE in the United States, and her incarceration in House facilities in the Capitol building. This latter approach might strike some harshly. After all, we are accustomed to the arrest and investigation process to be entrusted to law-enforcement personnel, not law-enactment personnel. Still, the precedent exists, and a House that would not be further diminished in stature must look to maintaining its powers and prerogatives, including the power to compel testimony in furtherance of the House’s constitutional duties.
Now we can sit back and watch as, by turns, Holder and Boehner jockey for position as least mindful of the House’s judgment that Lois Lerner deliberately committed contempt of the Congress. Don’t expect much from Holder, he’s got to plug holes in the Obama Ship of State, not drill new ones. And be surprised at any positive step from Boehner because he is from the Limp Noodle Wing of the GOP.