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Jim McDermott

Why the IRS scandal is worse than the others

Happy Father's Day …

In over two decades in politics, my least favorite political type was the unabashed "hot dog," that media-seeking missile who would happily sell his grandmother for a 30-second hit on the evening news. The most dangerous place in the world is between such an animal and a television camera.

This personality type is plentiful on Capitol Hill, where the most outrageous statements of the day are sure to lead that evening's headlines. After all, 5,000 Capitol Hill reporters have to report something of interest every day.

All this is by way of background as the enormity of the IRS scandal continues to hit home with the American public. If there...

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