One of the "startling revelations" in Double Down, the new Halpern-Heilmann political gossip and meaningless trivia book, is that the guy who told Harry Reid that Romney had not paid taxes for 10 years was Jon Huntsman's father!!!
Of course, that is old news, as we know from having read Kos a year ago. But in all of the talk about this news, I have not read or heard anyone asking the question:
Was Huntsman Sr. Right? Did Romney not pay taxes for ten years?I'm amazed at the lack of discussion about the charge itself (even here to some extent)! During the 2012 election, I was astonished and angry that Romney got away with keeping most of his tax history secret, breaking a long precedent followed even by his father. I wrote several diaries about it, including: Romney's IRA had twice Madoff's Returns.
It was a classic example of media malfeasance, neglecting a critical issue while trumping up trivia or lies (the Swiftboating of Kerry, the War on Gore). And it continues even now, with the Beltway Double Down Heathers tittering about who tattled to Reid, without any seeming interest in what the tattling was about.
Yes, the election's long over, but if we still care about who told Harry Reid, shouldn't we also care about whether it was true?
Am I missing something here?