Want to see the epitome of government corruption and arrogance? I present Lois Lerner.
The IRS thinks everybody in the modern world is stupid. The story that her e-mails were lost in a computer crash is less plausible than the alien autopsy story from Area-51. E-mails are saved on any number of places, but not on the workstation terminal, especially government e-mails. They are backed up by law, archived, and then backed-up again on tape and stored in a secure place. To not have done so is itself a violation of federal law.
I want to know why there aren't bureaucrats all over the IRS in jail today, including Lois Lerner herself? Clearly there is a massive cover-up happening before us.
Almost by definition, government bureaucrats aren't that bright, and the degree of preposterousness of their lying is proportional to the status of the government official they're protecting with the lies. Lois Lerner answers only to the IRS commissioner and he answers only to the President. Who is the IRS protecting? Lois Lerner is only 2 people removed from Obama and Holder and smarmy, under-achieving bureaucrats like her do not lie this outrageously if they aren't protecting somebody far above them.
Additionally, if she didn't have the goods on Obama and Holder about the IRS tea-party scandal, they'd have thrown her under the Hope-n-Change bus long ago, rather than rewarded her silence with a six-figure lifetime pension.