Watergate revisited: did Obama's tax officials at the IRS target Republicans?


George Will, one of the most influential columnists in America, isn't the first to find echoes of Watergate in the IRS scandal:

"Using the Internal Revenue Service for political purposes is a criminal offense. It remains to be discovered whether [Obama] is guilty of more than an amazingly convenient failure to superintend the excesses of... executive-branch employees beyond the Allegheny Mountains. Meanwhile, file this under ‘What a tangled web we weave’."

Over at the Daily Beast, Megan McArdle examines the evidence and concludes:

"This is hugely disturbing, and right now our focus should be on making sure it doesn’t happen again, not reforming the laws governing tax-exempt organizations."

Hard to disagree.