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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    I've spent enough time at the WH and associated buildings to know the geography. Nothing in the link is surprising or exculpatory.
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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I've spent enough time at the WH and associated buildings to know the geography. Nothing in the link is surprising or exculpatory.
    Did you get past the floor plan of the WH?


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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Did you get past the floor plan of the WH?
    I read it all.
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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    I read it all.
    Good and I agree with you there is nothing exculpatory there. But there is nothing damning either. He went there to talk about health care.


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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Hmmmmm ... thems a lot of visits ... more than Hillary ... I heard Issa got so excited that he went out and stole a few cars just like the good old days ...

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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by pbrauer View Post
    Good and I agree with you there is nothing exculpatory there. But there is nothing damning either. He went there to talk about health care.
    There are two loose ends. Contrary to the link's assumption, there's no reason at all why health care wonks could not also have political roles. Multiple roles are not uncommon in the WH. More important, though, is that the WH visitor logs only show the sponsor/host of a visit. After that stop, a visitor can go elsewhere, especially in the outbuildings.
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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Well then, wouldnt all these visits be a good reason for Shulman to give better tesitmony to congress than "easter egg roll"?

    Find out who he visited, what the visits were about etc. Completely acceptable oversight function in any event---the executive should not have carte blanche with the IRS. Especially in conjunction with political White House functions.

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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Hays View Post
    There are two loose ends. Contrary to the link's assumption, there's no reason at all why health care wonks could not also have political roles. Multiple roles are not uncommon in the WH. More important, though, is that the WH visitor logs only show the sponsor/host of a visit. After that stop, a visitor can go elsewhere, especially in the outbuildings.
    Quote Originally Posted by OpportunityCost View Post
    Well then, wouldnt all these visits be a good reason for Shulman to give better tesitmony to congress than "easter egg roll"?

    Find out who he visited, what the visits were about etc. Completely acceptable oversight function in any event---the executive should not have carte blanche with the IRS. Especially in conjunction with political White House functions.
    Yes, I completely agree.


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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    Quote Originally Posted by ocean515 View Post
    Think of this as a gift, since your leg tingle seems to continue to block most rational thought.

    Obama's curiously close labor friendship - Los Angeles Times

    Stern estimates he visits the White House once a week...
    The reason for those visits is right in the link you gave...thanks.

    Now in the White House, Obama has continued to derive political benefits from the union. It was the SEIU's health chief, Dennis Rivera, who helped bring industry to the table to start talks on a healthcare overhaul.

    With nearly 2 million members, the SEIU says it has people in 13 states whose senators are considered important targets in the lobbying effort behind the emerging Democratic healthcare bill. The union wants to coax those senators into voting for the bill.
    The AHC act was a top priority at that time.

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    Re: Former IRS chief Shulman reportedly visited White House at least 157 times

    If it is so benign, all these visits, then why the arrogant response of being there for an "Easter egg roll"? The contempt shown in that response alone toward the committee charged with oversight is astonishing. I'd haul his ass back, and compel him to detail each visit, and the first dumb assed answer like "Easter egg roll" that he gave, I'd charge him with contempt, and attempting to mislead congress. Both are crimes.
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