The Treasury Department is looking into allegations that Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Austan Goolsbee illegally snooped into the tax status of a privately held corporation run by some of the country’s biggest conservative political benefactors.
Several prominent Republican senators pressed the department’s inspector general to investigate why Goolsbee claimed Koch Industries hadn’t paid corporate taxes.
The White House says Goolsbee, who made the remarks in a late August background conference call with reporters — just before his appointment to CEA chairman — misspoke.
What a loser. Remember when he was whispering to Canada that they didn't need to worry about Barack's remarks about repealing NAFTA, that he didn't mean them? And when he was caught, he denied it and the Barack campaign tried to blame Hillary? What a prince. All the stinky turds float with Barack in the sewer.
Big thanks to Elaine for "Ed Rendell is the new Clayton Williams" last night. I wish I had thought of the Clayton Williams comparison she and C.I. did but I certainly appreciated her kind words.
Meanwhile, I'm sick of the sexism. I'm sick of Krystall Ball being sexualized. And I'm sick of it with Christine O'Donnell as well. This doesn't happen with the men. I'm sick of it. And I'll call it out regardless of party (Ball is a Democrat, O'Donnell a Republican). It needs to stop.
Here's C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"