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    sunbro, Nice Ogre

    The IRS commissioner at the time, Douglas Shulman, was a Bush appointee, and the IRS, despite a past history of political meddling for the White House, is usually lauded for its independence.
    This all took place before the election and this guy promptly resigned and left right after the election, when his appointment was up. Certainly he was not trying to help Obama, but was targeting groups with "Tea Party" or "Patriot" in their names because THOSE are the groups who would and will target GOP candidates for primaries. Also, he had previously used his authority to help the Bush Administration  after Bush appointed him.

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