You mean to say all that agita (the Rauf-Simmons rally, the frenetic CAIR spin, the wringing of Japanese hands, the warnings of a McCarthyite "witch hunt") was over something that lasted a single day?
People need to seriously get a grip because the level of lunacy/useful idiocy out there has rocketed into the stratosphere.
Update: Diana West writes:
Of course, not holding hearings at all would have quickly absolved Peter King of his true "crime," the transgression he's been pilloried for like Red-hunters of an earlier generation. That is the "crime" of exposure, which, to the Left, "un-American" or "anti-American," is the greatest offense of all. Front groups, boring from within, subversion -- all require undisturbed cover, not questions, not discussion, not sunshine. The New York lawmaker might not know it, but he's been caught in the act.You could say that he's the witch hunt victim.
And that's why he's getting crucified.