Lois Lerner thrown under the bus

Lois Lerner, the head of the IRS operation that targeted Tea Party groups is being thrown under the bus by Obama. As both John McCormack of The Weekly Standard and Bryan Preston of the PJ Tatler noticed, in the wake of her taking of the Fifth Amendment before the Issa Committee today, two Obama media operatives, both veterans of Journolist who were called into the White House yesterday for consultations, both called for her firing. The two are the Washington Post's Ezra Klein and Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memorandum. Preston writes: The synchronicity is striking. It's also an indication of just how worried the White House is, and how it intends to contain the scandal. First, get reliably friendly bloggers and columnists on board with a story that focuses attention away from the White House. Then, isolate and target someone who has already become a central figure in the scandal and, more importantly, who does not work directly for the White House. Finally, make it appear as...(Read Full Post)