Perhaps it’s just as well for the President’s peace of mind that he and his family are on another taxpayer-subsidized international jaunt (the President attended the G-8 while his wife and daughters visited Ireland; they’re then off to Germany where he will make a speech, before heading on a three-nation tour of Africa).

The news at home for Obama isn’t pretty.According to a new CNN poll, almost half of Americans think the IRS targeting of conservatives was ordered by senior White House officials. And while last month, only 36% of independents thought the White House was behind the targeting, now more than half do. And it’s hard for Democrats/MSM to blame this result on Republicans; no Republican has charged that the operation was directed from The White House

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