On Tuesday, liberal bloggers Josh Marshall of Talking Points Memo and Ezra Klein of the Washington Post attended a private meeting at the White House:
— Ari Shapiro (@arishapiro) May 21, 2013
Allahpundit speculated that "tomorrow’s progressive damage-control groupthink is likely to be group-ier than usual." Sure enough, both Klein and Marshall published similar blog posts within 30 minutes of each other on Wednesday morning.
Klein, who wrote last week that the "scandals are falling apart," writes today that "heads should roll at the IRS." Marshall takes direct aim at IRS official Lois Lerner, writing that Lerner's refusal to testify before Congress means she should be fired. "Whether or not she should be fired for whatever she did in the scandal itself, deciding to take the fifth means she needs to be removed from her position," Marshall writes. "I was chatting with people yesterday who said that civil service protections may make this extremely difficult or even impossible."