In the wake of the scandal involving the IRS’s partisan political criteria for scrutinizing non-profit organizations, David Vance of the Campaign Legal Center wins the prize for the day’s dumbest quote: “the goal of this political storm is to scuttle the IRS cracking down on the larger abuses.”
The reformers have been warning, ever since Citizens United and SpeechNow, that it was only a matter of time before there was another campaign finance scandal. Prescient? Perhaps. But we don’t think this is quite what they had in mind.