And I think select is meant in the same pejorative way that ‘special’ used to be (boldface mine):
But for months, documents and interviews show, the work of the Benghazi committee has been affected by delays and dysfunction.
The process of setting up an electronic system to manage more than 50,000 pages of documents that the committee has assembled is still not complete, meaning that staff members sometimes have to search through boxes to find critical pieces of paper — an almost comical task, staff members said.
They have spent months sparring with Obama administration agencies trying to get documents, eating up time the committee had planned to use investigating the attacks.
With the slow progress, members have engaged in social activities like a wine club nicknamed “Wine Wednesdays,” drinking from glasses imprinted with the words “Glacial Pace,” a dig at Representative Elijah E. Cummings, Democrat of Maryland and the committee’s ranking member, Major Podliska said. Mr. Cummings used the term to question the speed of the committee’s work.
At one point, several Republican staff members formed a gun-buying club and discussed in the committee’s conference room the 9-millimeter Glock handguns they intended to buy and what type of monograms they would inscribe on them, Major Podliska said.
Apparently, Foghorn Leghorn and Yosemite Sam are members of the Select Committee (PEW! PEW!).
Meanwhile, NIH scientists, who actually do something useful, have to deal with a $12 million bureaucracy for travel to prevent fraud that the NIH never committed. Might help morale if NIH employees got to have “Wine Wednesdays.”
Regular readers will know I’m no water carrier for Clinton, but this is a flat-out witch hunt and a completely pointless waste of time.
End the hearings now.