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May 23, 2013 - 7:35 am

House Speaker John Boehner told Fox host Greta van Sustern Wednesday that the White House’s claim that President Obama knew nothing of the IRS scandal until the IG’s report was imminent doesn’t make much sense.

“It’s pretty inconceivable to me that the president wouldn’t know,” Boehner said. Boehner noted that he has conversations with his own senior staff every day, and an issue like the IRS scandal would surely come up. So far, the White House has disclosed in piecemeal that the president’s chief of staff, deputy chief of staff and counsel knew about the scandal at least by April 2013. The deputy chief of staff, Mark Childress, even helped the IRS roll the scandal out to the public via a planted question.

Yet the White House insists that knowledge of the scandal magically stopped a couple of doors down from the president.

Today, President Obama will try to change the subject, announcing new plans to get the detained terrorists out of Gitmo and sent elsewhere. That gambit shouldn’t work, and should expose him to a harrowing yet fair charge: Over the course of his political life, Barack Obama has shown far more interest in the plight of captured terrorists than in the plight of innocent Americans abused at the hands and under the boots and at the point of the guns of his executive branch agencies.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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So the White House Counsel and White House Chief of Staff get together and decide to keep this story away from the president. It's totally believable. If, after having worked for the president for a couple of years you come to the conclusion that the president is incompetent and can't be trusted with this scandal.

He's the kindergarten scissors president.
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He didn't say it was "inconceivable." He said it was "pretty inconceivable." Weasel modifier from the weasel. So what's he going to do about it? Huh, Boehner? A bunch of toothless hearings and back to business as usual.
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(Must. Not. Channel. Inigo Montoya....)
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Hah! If Boehner would channel Inigo Montoya we'd all be better off...



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