Kelly Phillips Erb:
So what gives? It’s hard to say. Lerner clearly knew what was happening early on. She is also the IRS employee who made the scandal public – with a disastrous appearance at the American Bar Association conference (which may or may not have been planned, depending on who you believe). And worse, when she attempted to address the issue further, she offered up, as an excuse, “I’m not good at math.” I’m going out on a limb and suggesting that she isn’t very good under pressure which is why I’m guessing she didn’t want to speak in front of the committee. But she raised more questions by not talking than she answered. That’s bad for taxpayers. It’s bad for IRS. And it’s very, very bad for Lerner.