Not in the least bit sorry.
Well, hallelujah, the lightbulb finally
lit up for at least a couple of Republicans over the manufactured
“We haven’t proved political motivation,” said Representative Charles Boustany Jr., a Louisiana Republican who, as the chairman of the House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Oversight, is leading one inquiry.
Senator Roy Blunt, Republican of Missouri, said that in retrospect, suggestions that Mr. Obama had orchestrated an I.R.S. attack on his political enemies were unwarranted.
That's mighty big of them considering we already know that conservative groups were not specifically targeted, and we know that it was Chief Theater Director Darrell Issa who requested that the report that started the whole brouhaha only focus on conservative groups, so, game over, right? (Pause to laugh.) Don't be ridiculous:
Even with the narrative muddied, most Republicans see no reason to back off.
Leaving aside the fact that the word "muddied" should have been "destroyed," of course House Republicans aren't going to back off. And if history is any guide, of course the media will continue to treat this whole scandal-that-wasn't as a legitimate news story. Because fair. And balanced. Also, lazy.