Ignorance really is bliss. Douglas Shulman, the man in charge of the IRS when it was targeting the Tea Party and conservative groups, says that he didn’t know anything about what was going on. Shulman, who left in November, found out about the scandal like everyone else did—in the news. The testimony at the congressional hearing was the ex-chief’s first comment on the matter. "I agree this is an issue that when someone spotted it, they should have brought it up the chain,” he said. “And they didn't. I don't know why."