Gene Healy: Beware the IRS


President Obama has a sharp comedic delivery for a politician, but sometimes you wish he'd joke a little less about abuses of federal power. In 2009, giving a commencement address at Arizona State University, Obama dryly noted that since ASU officials hadn't offered him an honorary degree, they'd "soon learn all about being audited by the IRS." After the IRS scandal that broke last week, observes Gene Healy, the president ought to stay away from that kind of material.