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  •  The man in the picture is Nelson Rockefeller, (2+ / 0-)
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    the man President Ford named as his vice president, and had to be confirmed by the Senate "but not before coughing of up seven years of tax returns."

    The fact that he had to cough up those tax returns in order to get confirmed is what makes him relevant.

    For me, Mitt reminds me of Jeff Bridges in Starman. He's like an alien that hasn't read the entire manual. You know, he's going, "Nice to be in a place where the trees are the right size. -- Robin Williams on Letterman 26 Apr 2012

    by hungrycoyote on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 02:29:00 PM PDT

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    •  Yes, I read the diary (3+ / 0-)
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      but I still don't get why he's relevant to Romney's tax records. As I pointed out in my original comment, the two situations are just completely different.

      Are people saying that just because the terms “republican”, “rich”, “[something] president”, and “tax records” are in both the Rockefeller story and the Romney story, that the former is relevant to the latter? If that's it, well, OK, but that's a pretty distant and uninteresting form of relevance.

      For example, compare the *George Romney* story to the Mitt Romney story. Father-son, both presidential candidates in an actual election, both rich, both Republicans, both CEOs, one started a tradition of pres. cand. releasing years of tax records to the public, one trying to end that tradition. Now that's relevance.

      •  Because Mitt Romney wants to be PRESIDENT (4+ / 0-)
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        and yet he expects the American people to trust everything he says about his personal finances when he has proven in the past to be a liar about that very subject. His father's point is that if you want to audition a man to be you president, look at how he handles his personal business/finances, and that one year could be a fluke, so that's why he released 12 years when he wanted to be president. Mitt Romney refuses to let us see how he does that. He has only released one year, and now we're learning that it wasn't even complete. There are forms missing from what he released.

        And here was Nelson Rockefeller, also a very wealthy man,  who was only auditioning to be vice president, and he had to cough up seven years of his income tax returns in order to be confirmed by the Senate.

        For me, Mitt reminds me of Jeff Bridges in Starman. He's like an alien that hasn't read the entire manual. You know, he's going, "Nice to be in a place where the trees are the right size. -- Robin Williams on Letterman 26 Apr 2012

        by hungrycoyote on Sat Aug 18, 2012 at 06:04:45 PM PDT

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