I had just about resigned myself to the idea that Cindy McCain’s refusal to release her tax returns wasn’t an issue with a sharp enough edge to penetrate the thick coat of teflon John McCain carries due to his clever courting of the press corps. Maybe, I thought, the crowd of lobbyists for tyrants and terrorists surrounding McCain might do the trick.
Imagine my surprise, then, to find that the Washingon Times isn’t having any, thanks:
This is not just a questionable political decision that threatens to haunt her husband’s campaign for the next six months. It is also the wrong decision. Mrs. McCain needs to change her mind and release the returns as quickly as possible. How Republican John McCain, the presumptive presidential nominee who rightly fancies himself the king of transparency on Capitol Hill, and his campaign strategists can permit this open sore to fester is unimaginable.