"Nearly all men
can stand adversity,
but if you want to test
a man's character,
give him power."
you know what seems to be a common denominator -- besides the obvious abuses of power and corruption? Every time something goes wrong within this administration, we can't seem to get a straight up answer.
Was it a resignation or was it something that was forthcoming anyway?
Steven Miller, the ousted IRS Temporary Acting Chief, said in an email to the employees:
'It is with regret that I will be departing from the IRS as my acting assignment ends in early June,' Miller wrote. 'This has been an incredibly difficult time for the IRS given the events of the past few days, and there is a strong and immediate need to restore public trust in the nation’s tax agency.
While the Treasury Secretary said in a letter to Steve:
"The Inspector General's report issued yesterday has created an urgent need to restore the public trust and confidence in the IRS by installing new leadership for the Service. While I very much appreciate your many years of loyal service to the IRS, I find it necessary at this time to request your resignation. We will work with you to make sure we accomplish an orderly transition. Sincerely, Jacob J. Lew
So was his "acting assignment" ending just two weeks away relevant, or not?
While I can't help but notice Mr. Miller is leaving with appreciation for his "loyal service" to the Service, making no mention of any "intolerable" or "outrageous" allegations of poor management while at his post. What gives? Is this the way heads roll at the IRS -- with sweetness and light?
I thought "Americans have a right to be angry about it and I am angry about it" right, Mr. President...
And if we were to take Lew's letter seriously -- let's nit pick, shall we? It was simply the release of the Inspector General's report that "has created the urgent need to restore the public trust..." and not the illegal activity under Miller's command.
While I can't help but wonder what in Sam Hill is going on there at the White House? It's like the president doesn't know anything until it hits the AP. Are you kidding me?
What's with the '“[um ]I first learned about it from the same news reports that I think most people learned about this. I think it was on Friday" approach? doink y doink y do do duh
And how about that Jay [Carney]:
"We cannot and should not prejudge the outcome of a situation before we know what the facts are," Carney said. "We don't want to appropriate consequences [before we know all of the facts]." [yeah, like we never do that....Benghazi]
Even though Lois Lerner already said it was all true!
Oh okay, Jay. So is that the new thing... speculating that a bona fide confession to breaking the law is hardly a confession to a fact at all? Is a review board required to review the facts and give a full review before the breaking news is acceptable for your immediate review and comment?
While I can't help but notice that it puts a whole new twist on what is, in fact, "wholly inappropriate" to talk about and when and even where...considering this news buster from The Blaze, here.
And SO WHAT if it's an "active investigation." IF the IRS is indeed independent, isn't breaking the law, breaking the law, breaking the law? Doesn't the moment, itself, call for a diplomatic response from the highest office of the land as to how unlawful the actions -- fully disclosed and admitted to -- in fact are? Doesn't it immediately become a teachable moment for what not to do? Doesn't this become the moment to open the floodgates and spill it -- making way for the president to do what he does best: bring his high-eloquence and gift-of-gab to the podium and name names (even if subjecting his own democratic congressional insiders a perp-walk of their very own...like Carl Levin)?
So anywho -- moving on.org -- is Lois getting fired next?
Just go here for a mad, mad world update on her. [Update: Oh never mind....guess they couldn't live with themselves if they allowed that to go on as planned.]
But in the "is this a joke" category -- this just in.
And what about this exclusive local news coming out of Fox 19 in Ohio...go here. Sounding eerily all too familiar these days, just who gave the order?
And get a load of this: we -- the people -- pay Lois' salary of about $175,000/year for this kind of partisan leadership AND over the last three years, has received about 42k in bonuses! Amen and hallelujah, it must be great to be a bureaucrat. I wonder how many middle managers within the IRS get paid that?
Speaking of being in service -- can we just regroup for one minute?
We seem to have the arrogance of power really running amuck these days, no?
Who serves who?
While no one is even talking about how this on-going illegal activity, wholly permissible under this administration, interfered with the 2012 election. It's called tampering, harassment, intimidation to sway public opinion and demonize opposition and it's supporters.
Holy Toledo, IF this doesn't just scream flat tax, I'm not sure what will. Fire them all.
Make it a Good Day, G