Post Editorial; Obama's "Bone Headed Decisions"

Post Editorial; Obama's "Bone Headed Decisions"

February 3, 2014

New York Post - Monday, February 3, 2014

In a pre-game interview with Bill O’Reilly, Obama also had trouble moving the ball past the line of scrimmage — especially when O’Reilly brought up the IRS scandal. In response, Obama didn’t even blame rogue agents. He blamed Fox News for keeping the story going...

Christine O’Donnell is a Tea Party Republican in Delaware who unsuccessfully ran for the Senate in 2010. Two years later, a Treasury agent left her a phone message warning “your personal federal tax info may have been compromised and may have been misused by an individual.” The day O’Donnell announced her run for the Senate, the IRS slapped a tax lien on a house she no longer owned — which was used against her in the campaign. The issue is still before Congress.

Can this list really be dismissed as the result of a few “bone-headed decisions,” as the president calls it? Does it suggest there’s not a “smidgen of corruption” connected to the IRS? And what does it mean to say we've had “multiple hearings,” when Lois Lerner has taken the Fifth, Treasury is stonewalling Congress and the FBI is leaking its conclusions absolving the administration before the investigation is over?

The glaring scandal of this weekend is not that Fox News pressed the president on the IRS. The scandal is how so many others continue to look the other way.