lerner_fifthBig Surprise here, NOT.

Lois Lerner, the lovable rogue at the center of the IRS abuse-of-power scandal, is set to retire after several months of grueling “paid administrative leave.” There are few additional details at this time, because the IRS “declined further comment, citing privacy concerns,” according to Bloomberg News.

Doesn’t that just make you want to grab your pitchfork and torches? Where was all that concern for privacy when Tea Party groups were getting shaken down for donor lists, and pro-lifers were ordered to hand over their prayer books? If you want anyone to give a fig about your “privacy” these days, you need the right political connections.

More from Bloomberg News:

The IRS informed some in Congress about the retirement, said a Republican congressional aide, who requested anonymity to discuss the private conversation.