Kevin G. Hall and David Lightman (McClatchy Newspapers) report:
Rep. Nancy Pelosi was emphatic. Mitt Romney's refusal to release more than two years of his personal tax returns, she said, makes him unfit to win confirmation as a member of the president's Cabinet, let alone to hold the high office himself.
Sen. Harry Reid went further: Romney's refusal to make public more of his tax records makes him unfit to be a dogcatcher.
They do not, however, think that standard of transparency should apply to them. The two Democratic leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives are among hundreds of senators and representatives from both parties who refused to release their tax records. Just 17 out of the 535 members of Congress released their most recent tax forms or provided some similar documentation of their tax liabilities in response to requests from McClatchy Newspapers over the last three months. Another 19 replied that they wouldn't release the information, and the remainder never responded to the query.
Can you believe that? She's hectoring others but won't release her own tax forms. She's such a hypocrite.
Like I said, Nance used to be a point of pride. And then she got the leadership post in 2002 when the Dems were in the minority. Suddenly, she was no longer representing us. Suddenly, she 'had to' water down her views and opinions. We're San Francisco and Nancy regularly refused to lead on LGBT issues. We're San Francisco and Nancy, when she became House Majority Leader in January 2007 couldn't end the illegal war.
Nancy stopped representing her constituents years ago. But when she does something like the above and is exposed as a hypocrite, her gift to us is that we get to be embarrassed all over again.
Closing with C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot:"