One of the bizarre permutations of the ongoing IRS scandal is the manner in which the agency made the story public. As you’ll recall, the revelation came in the form of IRS official Lois Lerner’s response to a question asked at a public Q&A session with the American Bar Association. National Review’s Kevin Williamson quickly surmised that the question itself may have been coordinated in advance to give the appearance of an “unplanned,” and therefore forthright, public mea culpa. His suspicions were confirmed by acting IRS commissioner Stephen Miller during last week’s House hearings.