So, the IRS, or at least some of the IRS, went after Tea Party groups. Republicans have been in search of a scandal for a while; this appears to be a real one.
It will be interesting indeed to see how everyone reacts:
The big caution here: We have no idea whether this will turn out to have the substance of a major scandal, or just a relatively small outrage. After all, it’s very possible that the targeted groups were stretching the rule). As bad as the initial report sounds, there’s always the chance that there’s really nothing at all here — but there’s also, of course, no way of knowing if there’s far more to come. We’re certain to have Congressional hearings, and reporters are already swarming the IRS and anyone else who might know anything. That’s good! But we’ll know a lot more in a week or in a month — and as with all breaking stories, the odds of significant errors in early reports are high.