Thursday, May 23, 2013

Ha! Lois Lerner, inadvertently waived right to invoke fifth amendment.

My strong-willed niece, whom I raised, at the age of 12 besides being defiant, always had to get a word in, if not the last, edgewise.  I lost track of how many times I would say to her, "Keep digging that hole, Terrell" and true to form, she would do exactly that. (Sidebar: twenty she finally gets it.)
And so that is exactly how it went yesterday when IRS official, Lois Lerner indignantly and defiantly tooting her own horn, she waived her right to invoke the Fifth Amendment.
“Perhaps, when one gets down to it, there was no actual intent of malice or ill-will on behalf of the IRS to persecute conservative groups (there was of course), and the bottom line is that all of the administration's IRS apparatchicks were just bloody stupid.
Such is the conclusion one derives after watching today's attempt by embattled IRS official Lois Lerner to plead the Fifth before the House Oversight Committee, which blew up spectacularly in her face, after she made an actual statement protesting her innocence, which it appears, was in itself a waiver of the waiver.
As a result, committee Chairman Darrell Issa has ordered Lerner to be hauled back, and to answer the questions she evaded earlier today, after now having effectively waived her Fifth Amendment right in retrospect, or else be charged with contempt!
The farce is becoming so blatant it is almost as if someone is utterly desperate to make a complete mockery of the entire IRS scandal, and in the process shake the administration to the core, which more than anything is being exposed as utterly incompetent to boot. Of course, the real question is what is the public's attention being distracted from....”

The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing at the right place but to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment. ~Dorothy Nevill

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