What are these people hiding?
Cindy McCain says she will never make her tax returns public even if her husband wins the White House and she becomes the first lady.
"You know, my husband and I have been married 28 years and we have filed separate tax returns for 28 years. This is a privacy issue. My husband is the candidate," Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential nominee-in-waiting John McCain, said in an interview aired on NBC's "Today" on Thursday.
Asked if she would release her tax returns if she was first lady, Cindy McCain said: "No."
Ten bucks says John McCain doesn't know anything about her assets, how much taxes she pays or doesn't pay, etc.
This stinks - and has the potential to cost John McBush the election.
UPDATE: Just a few hours after Cindy McCain made that statement the Democratic National Committee announced their intention to pursue the matter:
In her interview with TODAY's Ann Curry, Cindy McCain stated that she would not release her tax returns -- even if she becomes first lady.
The Democratic National Committee has decided to jump on this, noting how Cindy McCain's wealth has benefited her husband's political career. For example, John McCain -- when his campaign was struggling with money -- was able to use a corporate jet (at a lower cost) owned by a private company headed by Cindy.
"John McCain may not like it, but the American people have a right to know about the well documented links between his political career and the McCains' business ventures," DNC chairman Howard Dean said in a statement. "John McCain's refusal to meet the standard of every other candidate seeking the office is one more reason he's the wrong choice for America's future."
Like it or not, Republicans, this will become a major issue in the race for the White House. What is Cindy hiding? That will become the question, and as the recent call and subsequent release of the Clinton's tax returns demonstrates, the truth revealed by the release is typically less damaging than the calls and innuendo that follow any perceived efforts to hide information.
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