Monday, January 23, 2012

Slow Returns

After a lot of pressure from just about everybody, Mitt Romney is finally caving on releasing his tax returns.

Romney said he’ll post his 2010 tax return and 2011 estimate online Tuesday, after he was hammered by his rivals and gave awkward debate answers last week as he said he would release his tax returns in April.

Notice he’s only releasing just last year’s and this year’s estimate. That’s it. Apparently he’s afraid to go back any further because of what people might say on the internet and the invasion of his privacy. (By contrast, when Mitt’s father ran for president in 1968, he released twelve years’ worth of returns. But that was before the tubes.)

Well, as the folks who so blithely supported the invasion of privacy under the PATRIOT Act told us with maddening smugness, if you’ve got nothing to hide, you’ve got nothing to worry about. Right?