The other day, Nancy Pelosi was defending the Obama administration’s alleged ignorance of the IRS’s mistreatment of conservative organizations. Noting the involvement of the Cincinnati IRS office, Pelosi asked, rhetorically, whether John Boehner, whose district isn’t far from that office, should have known about the misconduct.
It’s a fair point, but why stop with Boehner? Marvin Lewis coaches the Cincinnati Bengals. Can he be expected to know what’s going on in the Cincinnati IRS office? Of course not. So how can we expect the Obama administration to know what policies and practices the executive branch of the government is implementing via the Cincinnati office?