Yesterday, President Obama addressed the IRS scandal, calling the misconduct discovered “inexcusable”. The commissioner of the IRS was fired, and further investigation is underway. The IRS is accused of unfairly targeting Tea Party groups. This comes at a time when things are just piling up against the Obama administration. Benghazi is still very much being discussed, and the AP secret surveillance by the Justice Department is hotly debated issue as well.The revelation that the government went through the phone records of many reporters is not a minor thing.
The question remains: with these three debacles out there, will this result in any transparency? The attitude of the administration seems to be cherry-picking what they respond to. Being “smart” and being forthcoming are at odds in this case.