The witch-hunters 148

These are pictures of puritan judges in the Salem witchcraft trials.

It should be noted, however, that the one at the bottom might have got confused with Sarah Hall Ingram, of whom the Washington Post reports:

An Internal Revenue Service official criticized by Republicans for the agency’s controversial targeting of political groups denied practicing various forms of black magic during testimony before a House panel on Wednesday. Sarah Hall Ingram, former head of the IRS division that singled out tax-exemption applicants for extra scrutiny based on ideology, told the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee that she has never practiced witchcraft or consorted with Satan. Rep. Gerald Connolly (D-Va.) prompted the exchange in an apparent attempt to mock Republicans who have demonized Ingram, now head of the IRS group that oversees certain aspects of President Obama’s healthcare law — namely by enforcing the “individual mandate” that requires all Americans to obtain health insurance.

So she is not a witch.

But, at some time or other, she was certainly one of the witch-hunters.

Posted under Miscellaneous by Jillian Becker on Friday, October 11, 2013

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