Mexican Space Lizard El Romnero is at it again, you guys. We’ve discussed ad nauseum his refusal to release more than two years of tax returns to the public for review, essentially handing a “he’s got something to hide” gun to Democrats and the Librul Meedya Ajenda.
But it gets better. Back in 2008, when he was being vetted as a vice presidential candidate by John McCain’s people, he released two decades-worth of tax returns and notably didn’t get the job. In case your memory does not extend that far back, because DRUGS, you should note that the person chosen for that slot — Alaska hockey mom, pig in lipstick and youbetcha peddler Sarah Palin — was perhaps the worst national political candidate of all time.
Now, are Romney’s tax returns the reason he was bypassed? Of course not, says McCain (via Politico):
Mitt Romney’s tax returns had nothing to do with Sen. John McCain’s decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008, according to the Arizona Republican, saying he chose the former Alaska governor because she was a “better candidate.” [emphasis mine]
Wow. Um, can someone ask the Senator from Arizona to stop helping? Get John Sununu on the line; he’s got to request that McCain — a war hero, decorated veteran and longtime member of the Senate — try to be a better American.
Romney’s going to have to release this info. Even as the economy continues to stall, he’s losing ground against President Obama and is having trouble discussing anything but his taxes. These are unwelcome developments.
If you’re wondering whether there’s a legal precedent that he “must” disclose his taxes, the answer is no. However, it has traditionally been done, and that tradition began with R-Money’s dad, George Romney, in 1968 when he ran for president. Oh, and curiously those who are now claiming we’re just “jealous of Romney’s success” because we want to see if he really cheated on his taxes and became richer with government assistance while the rest of us paid a full rate (answer: YES) are the same folks who demanded John Kerry’s returns in 2004.
Turnabout is a bitch, you guys. [Read more...]