... it wasn't cool for the federal government to spy on Americans
... it wasn't cool to lie to Congress
... it was potentially a big problem for the guys at the top, with hard questions asked by resourceful media, when terrorist attacks were successful
... using the IRS to harass your political opponents was an impeachable offense*
... people who flat-out lied to the American people were fired, not promoted
*No, I'm not buying the "couple of rogue agents" defense, debunked in the WSJ today with direct testimony. Try again.