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Richard Cohen / IRS 'scandal' is more Kafka than Watergate

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Posted: Wednesday, May 22, 2013 12:01 am

It was only when they put the cuffs on her and led her out of the Cincinnati Federal Office Building that she finally realized how much trouble she was in. Her husband, in one of his rare sober moments, had urged her to get a lawyer, and her neighbor, the know-it-all with the snow blower, urged her to leave the country. But she had a touching faith in America, and she felt that sooner or later everyone would understand how a big federal office works - or, actually, doesn't. Instead, there she was doing the perp walk, cameras clicking, reporters shouting questions: "Mitzie, Mitzie," they implored. This is how Mitziegate was born.

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