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Pelosi: On Second Thought, This Whole Tax Returns Thing is a Distraction

mlovetere Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 10:13 AM
How about a trade off? Obama release in it's entirety all of his school enrollment documents and college transcrpts ,along with his passport and Romney release his tax returns...Oh, I forgot, Obama had them all sealed and it cost him 3 million dollars.

Behold what a prominent politician's "CYA" instinct hath wrought:

Facing questions about why she and other top Congressional officials won’t release their tax returns, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) downplayed her previous demands for presumptive GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney to release his, calling the issue a distraction. As recently as Wednesday, Pelosi had strongly urged Romney to provide further disclosure of his tax returns. But today, while maintaining Romney should release more documents because of “custom” and “tradition,” Pelosi said the issue was trivial compared with economic issues. “We spent too much time...