“We feel your folks are being too narrow in their view and have decided that because of the language on the earlier BOLO [Be On the Lookout] list regarding Tea Party, everything that followed was tainted…They also don’t seem to be taking a big picture look at what we have done… When we describe that process, they acknowledge that that approach sounds reasonable, but seem to be saying that reasonableness is overshadowed by the fact that the criteria look bad to folks on the outside, so there is no way we could cure the initial bad impression.”
Ms. Lerner wrote that she “understands why the IRS criteria” leading to the targeting of Tea Party and other opponents of the President Obama “might raise questions.”
“We understand why the criteria might raise questions….So, I’m not sure how they [TIGTA] investigators are looking at we were politically motivated, or what they are looking for with regard to targeting. They didn’t seem to understand the difference between IRS acting in a politically motivated manner and front line staff people using less than stellar judgment. I am willing to take the blame for not having provided sufficient direction initially, which may have resulted in front line staff doing things that appeared to be politically motivated, but I am not on board that anything that occurred here shows that the IRS was politically motivated in the actions taken.’
And it’s a moot point anyway as I effectively terminated the IRS. It was fun. I enjoy causing mass destruction just by talking. Is that why there’s a gag order on me? Will United Shitstain get its wings clipped if the broader public can hear me speak? Is that why I’m a terrorist?
And to my detractors I will say that you can kill me just the one time. But jokes kill forever.
I am America’s Senior Comedian. Thank you for your kind attention in this matter.