I say all of this not because I am a FAN of the IRS (who is?) but I don’t know why the IRS admitted to wrong-doing. They should have stood up and reminded Congress that it is THEIR JOB to assess organizations that are applying for tax exempt status, rather than just giving them a rubber stamp. And now that the list of organizations in question has really been looked at by the media, it shows that at least 1/3rd of those organizations were NOT Tea Party or conservative organizations, but rather PROGRESSIVE organizations. Therefore there was NO TARGETING. I suppose the IRS felt it needed to back down here, but I don’t know why. It just looks like political theater to me. I for one, as a tax payer, would hope that the IRS did as MUCH AS POSSIBLE to find out if an organization is REALLY deserving of tax exempt status. How is sending additional questions to an organization OVERREACHING or defying one’s rights? What law or right was broken? I don’t get it. Tempest in a tea pot. That’s why I think it foolish to get all fired up, dress up in ridiculous costumes (albeit only a few), and protest something before all the facts are in. Too many people with too much impotent rage, aimed in the wrong directions. When this “scandal” is looked at with hindsight, in the future, people will wonder what all the fuss was about.