BREAKING: Shulman's wife works for liberal group that combats outside campaign spending, called IRS scandal a few "bad apples"—
Patrick Howley (@PatrickHowleyDC) May 31, 2013
Lying liar and new CNN political commentator Stephanie Cutter has already vouched for former IRS commissioner Doug Shulman today, assuring Jake Tapper that nothing nefarious was going on during Shulman’s 157 visits to the White House while the IRS was targeting Tea Party groups for harassment. We’re not quite prepared to take Cutter’s word for it, and now the Daily Caller is reporting that Shulman’s wife, Susan L. Anderson, just happens to work with a liberal lobbying group dedicated to keeping all that filthy money out of politics. Crazy, huh?
Shulman’s wife Susan L. Anderson is the senior program advisor for the Washington-based nonprofit organization Public Campaign, which claims that it “is laying the foundation for reform by working with a broad range of organizations, including local community groups, around the country that are fighting for change and national organizations whose members are not fairly represented under the current campaign finance system.”
Public Campaign receives “major funding” from the pro-Obamacare alliance Health Care for America NOW!, which is comprised of the labor unions AFL-CIO, AFSCME, SEIU, and the progressive activist organization Move On, among others.
Public Campaign president and CEO Nick Nyhart likely wouldn’t hesitate to sign Bette Midler’s thank you card to the IRS for targeting those hate groups like the Tea Party. In a statement earlier this month, he blamed the IRS scandal on “a few bad apples” who ruined a good thing — cracking down on “political groups that are hiding behind a 501(c)4 status.”
The Daily Caller notes that Public Campaign shares a floor with Common Cause and the Center for Progressive Leadership, just a couple of nonprofits that do business in the neighborhood.