On Saturday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin blasted the Obama administration for being worse than Richard Nixon’s for supposedly “losing” Lois Lerner’s emails at the IRS between January 2009 and April 2011.
Lerner ran the IRS’s exempt division that targeted conservatives, and the Obama administration claimed on Friday that all of her emails to outside agencies during that period were lost “due to a supposed computer crash.
“Remember the 18 minute gap in Nixon’s White House tapes during the Watergate scandal? Now Obama’s IRS top dog claims a communications gap of 1,052,000 minutes,” Palin said. “Hmm. Wonder if the press will recognize similarities. Maybe a smidgen?”
She wondered what would happen if Americans lost all of their tax records and asked the IRS just to trust them, like the IRS is saying regarding the “central figure in their harassment of conservatives scandal.”
“Try claiming that next tax season: ‘Oops-a-daisy, computer crash, all records gone, so… just trust me on what I claim I owe you, IRS,'” Palin continued. “You know, Obama Administration, at this point why not just say the dog ate it? Watch now as the Administration tosses us a bone while the public demands Obama find those evaporated emails. And about that promise of transparency? About that claim to be ‘The Most Transparent Administration Ever’?”
Palin concluded that the the Obama administration is “all bark, no bite” when it comes to transparency.