Hey, look at this. Looks like everybody in the Democratic Party came up with the same joke/talking point* at the same time. What a weird coincidence.
Democratic strategist James Carville…
"The only person who has seen Romney's taxes is John McCain and he took one look and picked Sarah Palin."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel…
"He has only released one year, to the McCain campaign he released 23 years. And he’s telling the people, 'I'm not going to give you what I gave John McCain’s people in 2008.' And when he gave them 23 years, John McCain's campaign looked at it and went, 'Let’s go with Sarah Palin.' So whatever’s in there is far worse than just the first year."
Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley…
Pressed in an interview at the National Governors Association meeting here whether there would be anything in those returns that would disqualify Romney from the presidency, O'Malley said he doesn't know — and that's why Democrats want to see them. "But why would you pick somebody — why would you pick Palin over Romney?" he asked.
This shows a nice progression from pithy to snoozzzzzzzzzzy. Democrats should really leave the color commentary to guys like Carville who know how to set it spinning.
And they can leave the whatever-Martin-O'Malley-is-good-at to Martin O'Malley.
* I hope it's a joke, but it's a pretty clever witticism. It's pretty nonsensical as an actual talking point.
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Tags: 2008, James Carville, John McCain, Martin O'Malley, Mitt Romney, Rahm Emanuel, Sarah Palin, Taxes