He’s young, he wears expensive suits, he looks sharp – and he’s bravely come forth to tell us that no one in the Obama Administration’s higher levels has done anything wrong. Not one thing. In six flaming scandals. They’re all either ignorant of what was going on or they’re all innocent.
I feel better already. With so many boiling pots it’s impossible to keep up with all of it. So, today I’ve grabbed the Washington Times’ article on Sarah Hall Ingram, who headed up the IRS’ Inquisition of certain conservative groups’ applications for tax-exempt status. Oh, and you might be interested to know that she’s just been promoted to oversee the IRS’ enforcement of the Obamacare law. From the Times:
A besieged White House dug in its heels Sunday and defended figures at the center of the unfolding Internal Revenue Service scandal while reiterating that President Obama knew nothing of the misdeeds inside the agency.
White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer, appearing on four Sunday morning political talk shows, offered strong support for Sarah Hall Ingram, who led the agency’s tax-exempt division as it admittedly targeted conservative groups. She recently was promoted to chief of the health care reform office, tasked with implementing “Obamacare.”
Wait a sec, here. Who’s under seige? Where’s the aggrieved party? The White House? Really? So, who launched this Inquisition in the first place?
“Before everyone in this town convicts this person in the court of public opinion with no evidence, let’s actually get the facts and make decisions after that. There’s nothing that suggests she did anything wrong,” he said.
Five’ll get you ten that Mr. Pfeiffer is, or was, a high dollar lawyer somewhere, before he was called in to put out this fire. And don’t forget: This is the guy who already told us that any question about where the President was during the eight or nine hours long 9/11 Benghazi seige is “irrelevant”. Yes, indeedy. And by the way, questions regarding Mr. Obama’s whereabouts are also “offensive”. Pfeiffer’s got panache, you have to admit. More than I have. He’s pretty offensive, himself, come to think of it.
Other IRS authorities have paid the price for what officials on both sides of the aisle, along with a host of others, have described as outrageous behavior. Steven Miller, former acting IRS commissioner questioned by Congress last week, was pushed out by the president.
Please forgive me if I cannot muster any sympathy for tyrants who wield absolute power over the most powerful law enforcement agency on the face of the earth. I fully understand the Constitutional necessity of taxation. But what is alleged here is nothing less than abject selective despotism and intimidation. We shall see how this one progresses. I have no expectations of justice prevailing.
Meanwhile Mr. Pfeiffer can run his brazen interference for Barack Obama in the very Court of Public Opinion he seems to disdain.
Read the entire article. Thanks to Drudge for the link.