Noted stenographer, fossil, past-glory-rider and paranoid, Bob Woodward has been reduced to peddling nonsense on Bill O'Reilly's Show. (Ever since Woodward falsely claimed he was threatened by the Obama administration, he hasn't popped up quite as much on Sunday morning, so he's now slumming in the sleazy part of town.)
Via Steve M., Woodward opines on the IRS matter:
This fiction that somehow it's totally an independent agency is absurd. When George Shultz was the treasury secretary for Nixon, and the IRS commissioner at the time, Johnny Walters, came to see Shultz and said, "The White House wants me to audit this list of Democrats," you know what George Shultz did? He said, "If they want me to do that, they can get a new treasury secretary." He refused to do it. Clearly, in the pipeline, lots of people knew some of this, or should know it.Game, set and match, Bob. Obviously, that Nixon audited Democrats must mean that Obama knew about and is directing audits of the Tea Party and Republicans!
It was just weeks ago that Woodward compared Benghazi to Watergate.
Funny -- I don't remember seeing Woodward making those Watergate comparisons about Valerie Plame, the Iraq War or the firing of the US Attorneys.
So we now can formulate Woodward's Rule:
If a Democrat does it, it's just like Watergate.