Would we have never heard the end of it? A POTUS making a joke, pretending to threaten anyone with a IRS audit? Well, it happened and it's all okay, because it was The Obama making the joke. He said, Wednesday at his commencement speech at Arizona State University: "I learned to never again pick another team over the Sun Devils in my NCAA bracket," he said, referring to the school's basketball team. "It won't happen again. President Crow and the board of regents will soon learn all about being audited by the IRS." Now, this is wrong on so many levels. The President making such a joke, alluding to the power he has to mess people up, really is unseemly. Had Boooosh done the same thing, there would have been howls for immediate impeachment. Congressional investigations, late-night incessant jokes, you name it. But look at this another way -- what if it turns out that ASU President winds up in the dragnet of random IRS audits now? Completely unrelated to the joke you understand, but still getting audited all the same! This gaffe by Obama actually would put him in a bad position were this to happen. Also, c'mon now Mr. President -- you nominated at least six tax cheats/incompetent tax filers to cabinet positions in your administration! Were you going to order targeted audits, shouldn't you start with those tax-challenged folks first? You're not some undergrad anymore Mr. President, trying to fit in and be the cool kid, trying not to be a "sellout" as you described in your book.... You really gotta watch what the fuck you say out there now. A truly idiotic joke that really has no good defense or even a good excuse. We don't even joke about such abuse of power.