We think the irony meter just shattered into a zillion pieces.
Lerner served for 14 years as the Federal Election Commission’s Associate General Counsel for Enforcement and later as Acting General Counsel. She joined the IRS as Director of Exempt Organizations Rulings & Agreements Division in 2001. She is a member of the Massachusetts Bar and past president of the Council on Governmental Ethics Laws (COGEL). In 2008, she received the prestigious COGEL award, given annually to one who has “made a significant, demonstrable, and positive contribution to the fields of campaign finance, elections, ethics, and freedom of information or lobbying for a significant period of time.”
COGEL 2008 honored Kevin Kennedy for the Distinguished Service Award, Lois Lerner for the 2008 COGEL Award, and Fred Herrmann as Honorary Membership Recipient. But Jim Sedor related a highlight of another sort. Jim was visiting at breakfast with Chad Fornoff, the executive director of the Illinois Executive Ethics Commission, when suddenly Fornoff stood up and said, ”I have to leave! Our governor has been taken away in handcuffs!”
To be at an Ethics Conference in Chicago when the governor was arrested for alleged ethics violations – where else could this happen? Only in Chicago.
Hmm. Wonder if that prestigious award will be rescinded any time soon?
Kind of odd how her appearance has evolved over the years?
She may soon need some reconstructive surgery before her stint in the Witness Protection program.
By the way, it’s worth noting this item from over a year ago. Curious how the media has so little interest in these connections, huh?