House Energy and Commerce subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations Chairman Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich., left, watches as Rep. Greg Walden, R-Ore., right, holds up a container of food items that were recalled due to the recent salmonella outbreak associated with peanut products manufactured by the Peanut Corporation of America, Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2009, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
The peanut butter hearings yesterday were a superb case of what I guess you could call Fifth Amendment Theater™, in which the obviously, blatantly guilty are called to Congress not to answer any questions, but to simply squirm and get yelled at. Works for me!
Bonus points to Rep. Walden for finding the most telegenic prop. Hey, the peanut guys should have been grateful; it's not everyone who gets offered a delicious snack* in the middle of getting raked over the coals.
*Suggested name: Salmonettes™.