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Mitt Romney (r) has a sad.

The Obama campaign ain’t playing patty cake.

Barack Obama (D): I’m Barack Obama and I approved this message.

David Muir: Was there ever any year when you paid lower than the thirteen point nine percent?

Mitt Romney (r): I, I haven’t calculated that. I’m happy to go back and look.

Narrator: Did Romney pay ten percent in taxes? Five percent? Zero? We don’t know. But we do know that Romney personally approved over seventy million dollars in fictional losses to the IRS as part of the notorious Son of Boss tax scandal. One of the largest tax avoidance schemes in history.

Isn’t it time for Romney to come clean?

A comment at Balloon Juice:

Hi, Mr. President.

Hey, good times, eh? Yep. Crazy campaign, huh. Compared with some others, I wonder how it stacks up. So the reason I called-

Hm, that was out of context? You were talking about infrastructure? Well, yes, but they say about politics, it’s not beanbag. But –

Yeah, I know – those Jeremiah Wright ads, and the Bill Ayres nonsense, and all those birther rumors, that doesn’t seem to have been very fair. So anyway –

What’s that? Swift Boats? Yeah, yeah, I remember those. Pretty effective – what? yeah, took some liberties with the truth, those ads. Yes, yes they did. And speaking of –

Huh? Gore being misquoted? Hm, yes, I seem to remember – something about laughing about him claiming he’d invented the Internet, which he’d never said. Yeah, well, that was a one-time thing, but sure, okay, and related to that –

Willie Horton? Remind me? Oh, right, when ads started claiming the guy running for President was to blame for some murder. Um, right. Yeah, yeah, that really was uncalled for.

So anyway, listen. About those ads you’re running saying I might have something to hide about my career in business that I’m making the centerpiece of the argument for why I should be elected? I kinda think they’re unfair. Could you stop them?

I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear you over all the laughing on your end. Was that a yes?


“When your opponent is drowning, throw the son of a bitch an anvil.” James Carville

So, any guesses about when Mitt Romney (r) releases the rest of his tax returns?