Barky's decided to toss Lois Lerner, the IRS honchette in charge of targeting exemptions, under the bus to join the growing pile of bodies there, since it's become clear that she's going to have to testify before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee whether she wants to or not. Thus it was that Barky yesterday summoned several of his favored media folks, including Leftist print columnists and bloggers, to the West Wing for a little pow-wow yesterday.
Washington Post's Ezra Klein and Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memorandum today both dutifully published pieces today calling for Lerner to be fired or resign. They're good little tools, and apparently unacquainted with the tale of the frog and the scorpion.
She tried to take the 5th today, but Chairman Issa and others believe that she waived that right by prior testimony. Right now, the legal beagles are having at it. Ultimately, however, it appears as though she may be compelled to testify. Should that occur, she's got some thinnin' to do: Barky's already made it clear that she's gone; even though he hasn't come right out and done anything, it's apparent that his minions have their marching orders.
That being the case, what benefit can she hope to derive from remaining loyal and not implicating him or others in his administration?