A kind of opposition Watergate? Could the IRS bearepublican inside job? PlantaBush appointed official at the IRS to direct targeting of Tea party groups that coincided withaspike in applications from tea party groups andasimultaneous request fromaknown criminal Darrel Issa for this Bush official to investigate the targeting in an election year? They didn’t realise the investigation would not be done by the Bush official but by an independent body whose investigation took longer past the 2012 elections, hence the republicans couldn’t use the ‘findings’ to bash Obama during an election year. Why else wouldarepublican sit on suchadamaging knowledge in an election year as Darrel Issa was aware of the ‘targeting’ in July 2012?