I predicted she's toast, but the toasting process will probably take a while. From NRO, this revelation that she has been placed on "administrative leave." Is that paid or unpaid? I'm not sure, but I would guess that it's paid, and that it will last a good long time, long enough to find a cushy job at a left-wing NGO or as a commentator at CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, Media Matters or MSNBC. Nothing like a paid vacation after telling Congress to bugger off.
Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service’s director of exempt organizations, has been placed on administrative leave, according to a source in the agency’s Cincinnati office.
Lerner on Thursday afternoon sent an e-mail to employees in the exempt-organizations division she oversees stating, “Due to the events of recent days, I am on administrative leave starting today. An announcement will be made shortly informing you who will be acting while I am on administrative leave. I know all of you will continue to support EO’s mission during these difficult times.” She concluded, “I thank you for all your hard work and dedication,” adding, “The work you do is important.”