AND SOME THOUGHT I WAS OVERLY CYNICAL FOR SUGGESTING THIS POSSIBILITY: New e-mails: ATF officials discussed using Fast & Furious to … push gun control. “But then, none of this is surprising: Congressional Democrats and even Eric Holder himself have already used F&F as a pretext to call for more gun control. I thought the sleaziest bit of White House scandal spin we’d see this year was the Energy Department asking Solyndra to hold off on layoffs until after election day in 2010. Nope: Per the new F&F e-mails, they’re actually using their own scandals now as a pretext for greater regulation. Says Dan McLaughlin, ‘Obama Administration once again lives down to every paranoid caricature of itself.’”