BREAKING: Issa requests Ike Memorial Commission to submit new design

House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa, (R., Calif.) / AP

This morning the Free Beacon covered how news organizations were misrepresenting Congressman Darrell Issa’s remarks at the most recent meeting of the National Capital Planning Commission regarding the Frank Gehry-designed memorial to Dwight Eisenhower. Most media outlets reported simply that he supported moving forward with Frank Gehry’s design, but to those of us in the …

The Strange Tale of Issa and Ike

Dwight Eisenhower

The most recent development in what has become one of the most regrettable slow-motion disasters in the history of Washington’s fine arts bureaucracy—and that’s saying something—is that at the latest hearing of the National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC), influential Republican Congressman Darrell Issa (Calif.) announced he would support Frank Gehry’s atrocious design for the Eisenhower memorial.