I have to admit, I’m stumped. Either something fairly important happened yesterday in Washington, or as readers ofThe Dallas Morning News might say, “I have no idea what you mean.”

News reports, mostly from the right-of-center media, would indicate a 50-year IRS employee, recently retired as a tax specialist, testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Carter Hull, we’re told, said the inappropriate screening of tea party-related applications reached at least the office of the IRS chief counsel, one of two political appointees in the building.