I’m actually encouraged that we might soon find the whole cache of missing emails of top IRS officials in the Tea Party extra-scrutiny scandal. This hope springs from another news story that broke this week.

After all, if the government can find 60-year-old vials of small pox virus in a forgotten storeroom that were supposed to have been destroyed 35 years ago, can the discovery of the rest of Lois Lerner’s emails be far behind?