So, you may have heard this new meme that's been circulating through Democratic pundit class. It goes, as James Carville eloquently puts it…
"The only person who has seen Romney's taxes is John McCain and he took one look and picked Sarah Palin."
It's kind of a sticky idea until you think about it for a second and then the logic sort of unravels like a True Blood story line.* But it's a funny thing to say.
The subject of this talking point, however, is having none of it, and is rushing to set things right for the sake of Mitt Romney…
Mitt Romney's tax returns had nothing to do with Sen. John McCain's decision to choose Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008, according to the Arizona Republican, saying he chose the former Alaska governor because she was a "better candidate."…
Asked why he chose not to go with Romney, McCain said: "Oh come on, because we thought that Sarah Palin was the better candidate. Why did we not take [Tim] Pawlenty, why did we not take any of the other 10 other people. Why didn’t I? Because we had a better candidate, the same way with all the others. … Come on, why? That’s a stupid question."
Hey, um, Senator McCain. I'm sure that everybody over at Romney HQ is really appreciative of your leaping to the… well, defense(???) of their candidate. But could you, uh, maybe… not defend him quite so loudly. Like, maybe save that stuff for the privacy of your closet late at night. Just so long as you've been careful to check all around and make certain that there are no human beings anywhere nearby.
* I really just wanted to vent. Why couldn't Tara have just stayed dead? And do we really need to study vampire bureaucracy just to follow a simple dramatic thread. Come on, Alan Ball! What happened to you? Get your shit together!
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Tags: 2008, John McCain, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Veepstakes