....with full non-ObamaCare healthcare and pension benefits, no doubt:
Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official at the center of the tea party targeting scandal, has retired, the agency confirmed Monday.Doesn't change much, other than making a grudging nod to symbolism and covering the IRS' keister. Eeyore has the punchline:
The IRS said in a statement that due to privacy reasons, it could not say any more about Lerner's announcement to retire....
A Democratic aide told Politico that the IRS completed an investigation into Lerner's role in the scandal and was beginning the termination process.
It was concluded that Lerner was "neglectful of duty" and mismanaged her department, but the agency did not find political motivation for the targeting, the aide added.
House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-CA49, said in a statement that the committee will still most likely need her to testify.
Lerner's retirement "does not alter the Oversight Committee's interest in understanding why applicants for tax exempt status were targeted and inappropriately treated because of their political beliefs," Issa said.
"Her departure does not answer these questions or diminish the Committee's interest in hearing her testimony," he added.
Thankfully, she’ll no longer be in a position to affect policy as a government employee. Unfortunately, she’ll likely soon be back in a position to affect policy as a government lobbyist, making several times the salary she made before.And yes, she is getting her pension and taxpayer-provided goodies, for a gestapo-esque job well done. What, you thought my cynicism was in jest?