Rep. Darrell Issa, America’s grim subpoena king, apparently has decided that his pool of political targets is shrinking beyond recovery. He is said to be despairing, one insider said, because Darrell “loves to question famous people”. Indeed, there are now whispers in his ranks that Issa, an unrequited madman really, may turn to sports for his next batch of subpoenas.
Topping the list is Derek Jeter. Issa reportedly wants to question the Yankee star about the legitimacy of the infield fly rule, which the congressman considers just one more burdensome regulation. Jeter shrugged off the report, saying the rule is clearly nonpartisan. He also said he’s never heard of Issa, who is in the Subpoena Hall of Fame for issuing a record 96 subpoenas since becoming chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in 2011.