I saw the hearings. I was happy they were not just going through the motions and seemed intent on following through. Its obvious some of them are playing to the crowd but some really seemed to have a desire to get to the bottom of the issue. One of them even offered to take it offline away from the cameras behind closed doors with Holder so he would have an opportunity to explain his viewpoints on the current evidence and Holder pretty much told him and the rest to stick it.
Then another commented that that Holder was using the John Mitchell strategy and Holder jumped like someone poked him with a stick from behind. It was quite entertaining.
The value of the hearings is doubtful though unless something comes of it. I.E. No more gun walking, Holder goes to jail, a revamp of procedures....something.
Issa is obviously somewhat self serving. If you want to see idiots watch the green energy hearings on the oversight committee website. Very entertaining and sad at the same time.