It actually is shocking that the IRS appears to have become political and ideological in a way that is systemic. It is shocking that the president claimed he read about the targeting of conservatives just last Friday, in the newspapers, and today the New York Times reports the leadership of the Treasury Department was told the charges were being investigated a year ago.
I hope Noonan is right about this. I vary between being shocked and just accepting it -- of course this administration is corrupt all the way down, and the IRS scandal is just where we are seeing it. A lot depends on what the media makes of it, sad as that is. --ts