of power and position BEFORE she even got to the IRS. And Obama wants her in charge of Obamacare.
Gut-check time for the press: If they’re truly offended by the DOJ’s secret snooping on James Rosen and the AP, they won’t agree to attend Holder’s gladhanding session unless/until he agrees to make it on the record, right? Press freedom and government transparency are either important or they’re not. If they’re not, then yeah, an off-the-record session in which the powers that be privately assure a guild that they’re on their side will do just fine. Happens all the time in the Obama White House.
Which is it?
For a lot of these sorry excuses for reporters, it'll be both: "Oh, Mr. AG Holder, you're so wonderful to be concerned about what you did!" is their default. So they'll kiss his ass and claim this meeting makes it all better. Because supporting Obama and Holder is far more important to them than, say, reporting.