Victor Davis Hanson Private Papers

The Second Time As Farce

by Victor Davis Hanson

NRO’s The Corner

The lengths to which some are going to excuse the IRS corruption (“the tea-party groups deserved extra scrutiny”), the AP monitoring (“national security”), Benghazi (“confusion” — or the Republicans did it by cutting back on funding for embassy security), the Sebelius shakedowns (no choice when the House tries to stop Obamacare) all evoke the old Nixonian cast. The only mystery as these scandals spread and expand in the weeks ahead will be who this time around will play the zealous Rabbi Baruch Korff, who hits the road to whip up the grass-roots base?  Who will play Representative Charles Sandman, the die-hard congressional obstructionist? And who will play Al Haig, the final White House loyalist who juggles all the subpoenas?

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About Victor Davis Hanson

Victor Davis Hanson is the Martin and Illie Anderson Senior Fellow in Residence in Classics and Military History at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, a professor of Classics Emeritus at California State University, Fresno, and a nationally syndicated columnist for Tribune Media Services. He is also the Wayne & Marcia Buske Distinguished Fellow in History, Hillsdale College, where he teaches each fall semester courses in military history and classical culture.

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