Mr. VanderSloot? Why would such a lengthy piece omit the billionaires first name?A year after he was named to the Obama Dishonor Roll, the feds have found nothing on Mr. VanderSloot, but they have caused him to rack up 80 grand in legal bills. This is what IRS defenders (of whom there are more than there ought to be) mean when they assure us that the system worked: Yes, some rich guy had to blow through the best part of six figures fending off the bureaucrats, but it’s not like his body was found in a trunk at the airport or anything, if you know what I mean, Kimmy baby.
Mr. VanderSloot is big enough, just about, to see off the most powerful government on the planet.
Most of those who’ve caught the eye of the IRS share nothing in common with him other than his political preferences.
They’re nobodies — ordinary American citizens guilty of no crime except that of disagreeing with the ruling party.
Yet they were asked, under “penalty of perjury,” to disclose the names of books they were reading and provide the names and addresses of relatives who might be planning to run for public office — a kind of pre-enemies list.
Is that banana-republic enough for you yet?
Not apparently for Juan Williams, fired from NPR for thought crime a couple of years ago, but who was nevertheless energetically defending the IRS exertions on Fox News on Thursday evening.
Left-wing groups had their 501(c)(4) applications approved in weeks, right-wing groups were delayed for months and years and ordered to cough up everything from donor lists to Facebook posts, and those right-wing groups that were approved had their IRS files leaked to left-wing groups like ProPublica.
The agency’s commissioner, a slippery weasel called Steven Miller, conceded before Congress that this was “horrible customer service”— which it was in the sense that your call is important to him and may be monitored by George Soros for quality control.
Frank VanderSloot was a mega donor for Mitt Romney and others and takes a very active role in matters of gayness.