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McCain Tentatively Says Special IRS Counsel May Be Needed

June 3, 2013 by  

Senator John McCain (R-Ariz.) is lumbering toward the sobering conclusion that his allies in the Administration of President Barack Obama may not be able to dodge much more scrutiny over the IRS scandal – at least, not without some credible way of exonerating them.

On the Today show Monday, McCain used his typical incomplete-sentence stammer-speak to hint that a special counsel might be appropriate for investigating the IRS.

“It certainly – when you look at the people that were targeted, it might have been something different than accidental – but I think we ought to have hearings and I think that there may be an argument for a special counsel here,” he explained. “But, let’s, I think, wait and see…

“I think that’s the reason why we ought to have hearings, and in fact maybe even a select committee may be called for, given the questions surrounding this investigation,” he elaborated. “So I think we ought to wait and see how events unfold.

Bottom line: McCain was pained to say even that much, and will be among the very last of all Congressional Republicans to show real interest in leading the charge for a special counsel.

Ben Bullard

Reconciling the concept of individual sovereignty with conscientious participation in the modern American political process is a continuing preoccupation for staff writer Ben Bullard. A former community newspaper writer, Bullard has closely observed the manner in which well-meaning small-town politicians and policy makers often accept, unthinkingly, their increasingly marginal role in shaping the quality of their own lives, as well as those of the people whom they serve. He argues that American public policy is plagued by inscrutable and corrupt motives on a national scale, a fundamental problem which individuals, families and communities must strive to solve. This, he argues, can be achieved only as Americans rediscover the principal role each citizen plays in enriching the welfare of our Republic.

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