Lois Lerner wants a new job. She can’t get one. No one will hire her. So it makes perfect sense that she would go to the leftwing Politico for aid and comfort. After all…
If I were a hyper-partisan leftwing federal bureaucrat who took the Fifth after overseeing a division of the IRS that — according to the Inspector General — “used inappropriate criteria that identified for review Tea Party and other organizations applying for tax-exempt status based upon their names or policy positions instead of indications of potential political campaign intervention,” Politico’s the first place I’d go for a reputation whitewash and overhaul.
Politico opens by letting us know that Lois Lerner is a victim:
Employers won’t hire her. She’s been berated with epithets like “dirty Jew.” Federal agents have guarded her house because of death threats. And she’s spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending herself against accusations she orchestrated a coverup in a scandal that has come to represent everything Americans hate about the IRS.
And then for another 3800 words, Politico covers an “exclusive” two-hour interview in which Lerner “studiously avoided answering fundamental questions about her role in the IRS scandal[.]” Instead of pushing to get to the truth of the scandal, especially in light of round after round of evaporating IRS emails and hard drives, we learn that she baked brownies for her employees, was “never partisan,” but could be a little “tone deaf.”
Lerner even tears up at one point.
Poor thing, still living off the taxpayer teat with a $100,000 annual pension.
It’s a hard knock life for Democrats who oversee a federal agency that tied a sitting president’s political enemies up in knots during an election year.
Imagine how much better our country and government would be if the media’s Politicos put as much effort into pressuring the IRS to cough up those emails as they do playing Oprah for a corrupt federal bureaucrat.
Just try to imagine Politico and the rest of the media if the NFL or Christ Christie claimed that all the emails and hard drives pertaining to their respective scandals went *poof*.
In its puff piece, Politico hardly mentions disappearance after disappearance of evidence at the IRS. We do learn, though, that Lerner rescued pets during Hurricane Katrina, is a self-made woman, and maybe “bears some of the blame for the selective scrutiny of tea party applications, and numerous emails understandably raise eyebrows.”
Every hard-earned gain for civil rights in this country has been about one thing: equal protection under the law by our government. This fundamental protection under our Constitution is what the IRS violated. If Lerner had targeted for partisan purposes black, gay, and Hispanic groups — well, let’s just leave it at…
Democrats sure got it good.
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