Will: IRS Scandal On Par With Watergate, Iran-Contra


GEORGE WILL: I remember the president at first saying, the trajectory of the scandal began, this was outrageous, and Lois Lerner, who was at the center of it, the IRS official, terminated her public career and refused to testify because something was bothering her and him. Now, we have reached the point where it's just bone-headed decisions, which amazingly seemed to affect primarily the president's critics. Now, we also have a Democratic senator, a leading Democratic senator, Chuck Schumer, saying we want the IRS to go back at it. I don't know. Back at what? Making bone-headed decisions? I don't know what he's supposed to do.

Bret, we've had three major scandals in the last 40 years. Scandals are a dime a dozen in this town -- sexual, financial and all the rest. Three big ones involving the distortion and abuse of institutions. Watergate, Iran-Contra and the IRS. The first two were ravenously covered by the media. They were Republican presidents' problems. This is not being pursued, and the president knows that. Hence, his sense of weariness and boredom as he discussed this with Bill O'Reilly.

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