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Embattled IRS 'Cheetahs' scrub softball date

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The Internal Revenue Service is too busy playing defense on the political front to play its scheduled softball game on Friday.

Upon further review, the embattled agency canceled its contest against a team led by Sen. John Cornyn, Texas Republican.

Making the situation even sweeter for IRS critics, the agency’s team name is “the Cheetahs.”

“Team Cornyn softball team was scheduled to play the IRS team on Friday, ‘the Cheetahs.’ Game has been canceled by IRS, without rescheduling,” the senator announced on his Facebook page.

Comments on Mr. Cornyn’s Facebook post included “You can’t make this stuff up” and “Spoiled IRS brats took their ball and went home.”

It’s unclear whether any members of The Cheetahs softball team are involved in the unfolding scandal surrounding the IRS’ targeting of tea party and conservative groups for extra scrutiny. The agency has admitted that it singled out groups based solely on their political bent.

The IRS has been widely criticized from all corners since news of the scandal broke last Friday.

On Wednesday, President Obama pushed out acting IRS Commissioner Steven Miller.

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Ben Wolfgang covers the White House for The Washington Times.

Before joining the Times in March 2011, Ben spent four years as a political reporter at the Republican-Herald in Pottsville, Pa.

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