Tonight Texas Gov. Rick Perry took to his personal Twitter account to ask whether it is time for Attorney General Eric Holder to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the Internal Revenue Service.

Perry included a link in his tweet to a Chicago Tribune editorial (“Where’s the special prosecutor?”) that argued in favor of such an appointment:

[A]s we wrote May 23, many Americans won’t be much interested in what one arm of the Obama administration concludes about the conduct of other arms — the IRS, the Treasury and possibly the White House. There are times when only a special prosecutor has the independence and credibility to resolve such a politically fraught matter.

Why hasn’t Attorney General Eric Holder appointed a special prosecutor? The White House, too, should be clamoring for one: The feds are only three months from enrolling Americans in Obamacare, a program that relies on citizens’ willingness to have the IRS even more involved in the financial details of their lives.

We applauded when Obama said he would make sure there will be no such future scandal. But lofty pledges aren’t enough. The president and his underlings ought to be instructing a special prosecutor to unravel the still mysterious scandal that confronts them today.

Some readers responded enthusiastically:

Others seemed less hopeful:

  • FreedomFighter

    Its up to us, in this next election, to vote for candidates who will demand a special prosecutor.

    • ibelieveinfreedom2

      The time for free elections has passed. The corruption and fraud has become unmanageable. Election machines are rigged to force desired outcomes, dead people, illegals, and felons vote and in many cases people vote multiple times. Those who win elections in so many cases are not a true reflection of legitimate votes. The majority of the legal (eligible) voters in this country still believe in God, morality, and that this country is truly exceptional. They believe in peace through strength, energy independence, and small federal government. Sadly this is not reflected in election results because of corruption. As we have seen, via the TEA party, we are not alone, we surround them, we are the majority, they fear us, we should never fear them. If God be for us, then who can be against us. Unfortunately it will take more than voting. It will take great strength and heavy doses of prayer, but if we do not give up, neither will God. He will see our plight and deliver us in Jesus name.

      • James A. Lonon

        Free elections? The last two elections were not free elections. Why should we expect the next to be “FREE”?

        • jandbcinAZ

          you got that right

  • Zane Henry

    Maybe Obama will appoint Lois Lerner as Extra Special Prosecutor. What? No Law degree you say? She’ll just get one from the same forger that made Obama’s for him.

    • Karl Winrich

      Obama would probably appoint himself as special prosecutor and then bypass congressional authority once again by issuing an executive order closing the case.

    • James A. Lonon

      True. Obama is not one to let the law or constitution to get in his way.


    I don’t trust Holder with ANYTHING.

    Much less do a truthful investigation of the IRS.

  • Jeremy

    No one should trust Obama’s little buddy in crime Eric Holder so,it would have to be an independent special prosecutor.

  • gracepmc

    Holder appointing a special prosecutor would be like Holder appointing himself.

  • teamfrazzled

    It will never happen. These people were doing exactly what Obama wanted which is why when caught in wrong doing he promotes them, revealing his utter contempt for the American people. Corrupt administration, corrupt government.

  • trixiewoobeans

    I can’t believe we’ve come to this. The VERY people who protested this kind of behavior years ago, and their children, who always swore that if THEY were running things, it would be different, now rubber-stamp it! I’d be embarrassed and outraged (if I were still of that persuasion) that my beliefs and convictions were hijacked by a bunch of opportunistic stooges. It’s like they’re the GMO’s of government.

    • James A. Lonon

      It’s part of the TO BIG TO FAIL theory of banking, auto industry and now…Government.

  • neoface

    I have a suggestion for Holder as well, please resign!!!!!

  • feduppianoman

    You can’t have the fox investigate what’s been going on in the hen house. Holder has lied to congress, and is complicit in the murder of innocent people in fast and furious. He is NOT the person to appoint a special prosecutor. Wake the f*** up congress and appoint a special prosecuter for benghazi, the irs, and fast and furious. Those cretins are acting criminally brazen with impunity, and have to be stopped. This is a precedent we can not afford in this republic.

  • menkai

    If anyone is expecting the Obama and the most transparent administration in our history, to do something like this, I have some property on Mars for sale! Obama won’t nor will Holder call for a special prosecutor…..they both know they will end up being prosecuted…..

  • orrineldredii

    Chicago politics at its finest. Corrupt and bullying.

  • Jeffrey Olah

    Judge Jennine Piero for special prosecutor

  • orrineldredii

    Totally corrupt.

  • Holliday Doc


  • OLLPOH ~ America

    Dear Governor Perry,
    We commend you on this and we hope and pray you do not give up. How some ever to complete the coup, Eric Holder, Barack Obama and the rest of the Marxist/Communist regime will not step any where near the truth because it would definitely bring them all down like dominoes. This sir is about absolute power, money and the complete destruction of America, her Constitution, her sovereignty her unity of 50 states being brought down. We will stand with you sir! As we will not give up America to this Fraud and his regime.

  • John Thomas “Jack” Ward III

    It should have happened a while ago, but this admin isn’t going to “Police” it’s own Corruption….#WishfulThinking I think KING FINK OBAMA is trying to instigate us into a “revolution” so his Jack-booted thugs can use all those bullets the Gov’t bought.. Jawamax 8<{D}

  • lan lewis

    Our government is to slow in making corrections, it has been one crime after another. All you hear is chatter but no real action. Doesn’t it make since that it is all political posturing. Our members of congress and Senate really do not have a problem with what is going down, and our Supreme Court has abandoned the constitution for what is politically correct for the group in power. Thank you Governor Perry, I do believe you are sincere. But there is nothing you can do.

  • wrenhal2010

    They are to busy trying to clean up the new of paperwork and shredit.

  • donzap

    If Holder refuses to appoint special prosecutors to investigate the scandals, he should be forced out or Congress should cut funds to the Department of Justice.

  • Dutra

    There is no mystery here. The Obama administration knows exactly what will be unearthed should a special prosecutor be appointed. That is exactly why one will never be appointed.

  • amr

    The problem with a special prosecutor is that the issue investigated
    disappears from the public view. If the MSM wasn’t ignoring the scandals, it
    might be different, but these scandals will go down the memory hole with most
    Americans if a special prosecutor takes over the investigations. President
    Nixon removed Mr. Cox when he got too close to the truth and was attacked for
    it, but the MSM hated Nixon. When IG Gerald Walpin was fired by Obama, crickets
    from the MSM.

  • Beth Dusty Jensen

    This administration is so corrupt, they would not be able to find an honest Prosecutor .Oh there is one out there, but this administration will not find him because they are not interested in honesty…

  • Conniption Fitz

    Heck, there needs to be several special prosecutors to investigate the crimes of the entire Obama regime.
    There’s so much corruption, it needs to be triaged. It will take a decade to sort it out and prosecute Obama administration law-breaking and ethics violations.
    Every act and bill of Obama’s corrupt presidency should be nullified and the next administration (hopefully a sane one) can do just that.

  • freeinaz

    Wouldn’t it be nice to see RICO charges filed against all of these IRS employees? Maybe this would also suck in some of these politicians who authored letters to them for extra work on Tea Party groups, like Chuck Schumer.

  • David

    Obama will never be prosecuted for the crimes he has committed.

  • NotaLemming

    Obama was the end of our republic. Ben Franklin saw this day coming.

  • Robert Roy

    Total Culture of Corruption, but hey all of you idiot 52% who voted this POS back into office I hope you get laid off, I hope all of you have no health insurance and I hope all of you delare bankruptcy because your all fucking idiots.

  • I M Free

    POTUS doesnt believe the IRS scandal. He just heard it from reports

  • juandos

    Where is or was the special prosecutor for the Benghazi fiasco brought on by Clinton and this amateur administration?

  • ibelieveinfreedom2

    What good would a special prosecutor do if that person is appointed by the corrupt people that he/she will be investigating? I think it’s time “We The People” had better options for having our voices heard and criminal administrations brought to justice.

  • liberalssuck

    Sad part, doj is as corrupt as them all. We will get no special prosecutor.. At least not one we could say would be impartial.

  • yourmamatoo

    And we’re still waiting.
    No surprise there.

  • harrison

    I can’t believe this moron is going to run for president again. Should make for plenty of laughs.

    • Mark81150

      You mean like Mr. 57 states?…. can’t speak coherently without a teleprompter.. that buffoon?

      yeah… got a lot of laughs off him..

      then misery as he destroys our country..

  • James A. Lonon

    The real question is, is it time for a special EXECUTIONER!

  • James A. Lonon

    It’s a pity that we don’t share the Japanese custom of suicide when one completely dishonors themselves.
    An admirable custom that would greatly benefit our society these days. Washington would be a heap of corpses.

  • Rulz

    It’s really too bad Perry didn’t win the presidential election.

  • Julie

    Governor Perry should stop paying off the EEOC with Rainy Day Funds in order to get rulings in favor of state agencies. And he knows these agencies use spy techniques and computer hackings in order to silence and intimidate. He does a lot of good for this state, but here, at least, he’s a hypocrite.

    • TexSizzle

      Where’s your evidence?

      • Julie

        For the time being, I will only comment on my own EEOC case with federal investigator Pam Edwards. We discussed the Rainy Day Fund and how employers pay into it for protection. My case was a slam dunk (with supporting documentation). I was told that she would be ruling in my favor. My computer was hacked, and all of the sudden my case was dismissed. Being that it was filed against a state agency, my case should’ve been immediately sent to the DOJ for handling (Holder would’ve ruled against Texas), but my case never made it there. Rick Perry protects businesses and draws them to Texas, and that’s great. Texans benefit. The country benefits. But when state agencies are allowed to violate our civil liberties as Americans, he’s wrong and just as guilty as the DOJ. If I were black or a Democrat, my case would’ve prevailed on the evidence. There is no appeal process, and it’s just wrong. Texas is one of the wealthiest states in the Union and can afford to win at all costs. But it will catch up to them, just like it’s catching up to Holder and Obama.

  • Linda League

    They need to get all the facts before turning it over to Eric Holder’s special prosecutor.We won’t get the facts afterward and it will go on and on until the public loses interest.

  • right_on

    A special prosecutor to be appointed by the likes of Eric Holder, or Barack Obama? Please. Let me save everyone the time and trouble: “Nothing to see here…move along. I could find no evidence of wrong-doing, misfeasance, or malfeasance. This was obviously a partisan Republican witch hunt.”

    That sounds about right.

  • JAG is a tight knit group..elected for life..can not,and will not step on others toes..because n DC you cove mine, I’ll cover your..we gat a goothing going here, don’t rock the boat.

  • Mark81150

    As long as the left wing MSM refuses to hold Obama and Holder accountable, they’ll simply refuse to appoint one.. and try to run out the clock.. then pray to their secular God (big Government) that the next president is another sumbag democrat who’ll finish burying the scandals..

    The only hope we have in the truth coming out, is kicking Reid out of the majority leadership post and getting a very motivated republican in there..

    The media can’t stop a united Congress from digging deep.. much as they’ll try.

  • brianjconway

    Like Governor Perry, I have a suggestion for Eric Holder. The Governor’s however is the more printable of the two.

  • disqus_eric

    Questioning gov’t corruption is racist.