Figures – White House Blames Bush For IRS Targeting Conservative Groups



Republicans everywhere are calling for an investigation into why the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative groups for extra scrutiny before the last election. But according to the White House, there’s nothing to see here, because the IRS is run by someone appointed by Bush.

“I.R.S. is an independent enforcement agency,” said Carney. “The — which I believe, as I understand it, contains only two political appointees within it. The individual who is running the I.R.S. at the time was actually an appointee from the previous administration.”

Um, who is their current boss?

The Weekly Standard has the video of the sneering White House spokesman if you want to watch it.

During the same press briefing, Carney also said that there were no “substantive” changes to the Benghazi talking points. These people really do think we’re stupid.

Update: Don’t forget about the “tax exempt” organizations the IRS routinely gives a pass to. But hey, what’s a domestic terrorist these days?

Update: Linked by Right Pundits – thanks!