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The Governor of Alabama Robert Bently, a REPUBLICAN just stated the obvious thing on everyone's mind.

Alabama’s GOP Governor Calls On Romney To Release More Tax Returns: ‘Release Everything To The American People’

By Judd Legum on Jul 14, 2012 at 4:47 pm

On the sidelines of the National Governors Association meeting in Williamsburg, Alabama’s Republican governor, Robert Bentley, called on Romney to release all the documents requested of him.

“If you have things to hide, then maybe you’re doing things wrong,” Bentley said. “I think you ought to be willing to release everything to the American people.“

Good to see there are Republicans endowed with some common sense.
WaPo Quotations of the day

By Associated Press, Updated: Saturday, July 14, 2:20 AM

“There is no whining in politics. Stop demanding an apology, release your tax returns.” — John Weaver, a veteran Republican strategist, after presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney said anew that he won’t go beyond releasing his 2010 tax records and, before the election, his 2011 taxes.

Lets hope Robert Bently Pete Sessions, Haley Barbour, and John Weaver are just the first of a number Republicans who want Mr. Romney to come to his senses.

From TPM

Growing Republican Chorus Pushes Romney To Release Tax Returns

BENJY SARLIN JULY 13, 2012, 5:00 AM  

On Thursday, Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), who heads all House GOP campaign efforts, told reporters that questions about Romney’s holdings were on target, according to CNN.

“His personal finances, the way he does things, his record, are fair game,” Sessions said.

Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) flatly told CNN Thursday that Romney needed to make at least six years’ worth of returns public — and soon.

“I think he should release his financial records and I think if he does it in July it would be a lot better than in October,” Jones said. “Whenever you are asking for the vote of the American people that you need to fully disclose what your holdings are, if you have any.”

Former Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, who considered running against Romney in the Republican primaries and advises the conservative American Crossroads on its election strategy, said this week that he saw value in disclosure as well.

Romney owes voters all the pertinent information about himself.
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