Thursday, June 6, 2013

TFP Column: "This Ain't No Watergate"

I know, it's been a while since I've submitted anything for the consideration of Editor-in-Chief Michael Miller at the TFP; but everyone deserves a break.  As they say however, 'all good things must come to an end'; and so it was for Michael.  The Congressional hearings are back up and running however, now that our elected legislative representatives are back in Washington DC and hard at the people's work.

While they were away, I was interested to see and hear all of the comparisons between the current IRS 501C4 permit process and the 20th Century scandal that all others are measured by ... Watergate.  As someone who loves to read history, I couldn't help but notice such a comparison, and felt equally unable to provide a little background information on the subject, and go without comment.  Thus it is that "This Ain't No Watergate" was born.

Of course, this is early enough in the week that there's already plenty out there with the publication of the mid-week "Star" edition, and there will certainly be far more (and probably far better) to be found in the way of editorial comment as the week progresses.  But what would you expect from Toledo and Northwest Ohio's largest Sunday circulation newspaper; especially one that has been Ohio's Best Weekly Newspaper for the last for years.  Of course, I'm talking about the Toledo Free Press.


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