Congressman Darrell Issa Has an Awesome Method for Firing People

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The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza has taken a long look into the often shady past of California congressman Darrell Issa, the House Oversight Committee chairman who intends to unleash a flurry of investigations on the Obama administration. Issa has, "among other things, been indicted for stealing a car, arrested for carrying a concealed weapon, and accused by former associates of burning down a building." “Everyone has a past," Issa tells Lizza. This is true. But not everyone has fired an employee by "plac[ing] a box on the table, and open[ing] it to reveal a gun." [New Yorker]