Pat Trieweiler: Just doing their jobs

July 14, 2013 

As a Tea Party member, I would like to thank the Sun-Star for bringing clarity to the IRS scandal ("Real scandal is having timid IRS," July 3).

I guess the real victim is the poor old IRS and Lois Lerner. Once again, it's an inquisition engineered by conservatives that's blowing the whole thing out of proportion. Maybe even the president was a bit hasty in stating his outrage.

Those rogue agents in Cincinnati were just doing their jobs. It's just a coincidence that so many conservative groups were targeted. Lois Lerner had every right to state her innocence and then take the Fifth and avoid the inquisitors! The real scandal is the media bias shown toward the tea party and conservative groups. I wonder if the Sun-Star would articulate a similar view if a Republican was in the White House and more progressive groups were being targeted.

The Sun-Star view was more of a spin job than an intelligent and balanced opinion. Attempting to spin the attacker into a victim is ridiculous.

PAT TRIEWEILER

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