As one observer told Politico, "If you're looking for media and controversy, that's not the committee to be on." That's particularly rough for Bachmann, powered as she is by media attention.You just have to admire the Republicans on this. They will not be able to control the monster that they created, I am sure, but they can try. And, yes, this is officially the first schadenfreude post of 2011. It took only three days.
* I am interested in intelligence committees these days because they are related to the larger question of how do legislatures oversee their militaries. The answer in British-style parliaments I have found is that they don't. Some day more to come on that.