Bumped and Updated: Sarah Palin has yet to release any financial records, while Joe Biden just released the last ten years of records.
Democratic vice presidential nominee Joe Biden and his wife on Friday released a decade of their personal financial records, showing a veteran U.S. senator who earned less than many of his congressional colleagues.
Cindy is still hiding her dirty little secrets....
Update May 23, 2008: Cindy McCain released some of her information today, but not nearly as much as the Clintons and Obamas.
Cindy McCain, who two weeks ago said she would never make her tax returns public, revealed Friday that she had a total income of more than $6 million in 2006.
The presidential campaign of her husband, Republican John McCain, released the top two summary pages of her 2006 tax return, eager to avoid making her earlier refusal an issue in the contest.
The documents show that Mrs. McCain, who files her taxes separately from her husband, paid more than $1.7 million in federal income taxes -- a tax rate of more than 28 percent. She reported nearly $570,000 in itemized deductions.
McCain's campaign said she had received an extension on her 2007 tax returns and aides said it is likely she would make those public when they are filed.
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Cindy McCain's Dirty Little Secrets
Published May 15, 2008
I hit on this a few days ago in a post titled "McCain's Dirty Little Money Secrets", and now a defiant and arrogant Cindy McCain is back in the news this morning, and once again it's news of her own making. She's the kind of trouble John McCain just doesn't need -- but as far as I can see McCain has no chance of keeping a lid on the problems she will create for his candidacy.
The media blitz that Cindy McCain recently conducted -- co-hosting "The View," appearing on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," sitting down for a "Today" show interview -- did nothing to lessen the lambasting she took Wednesday from a source that might surprise some: an editorial in the Cindy McCain the wife of presumptive Republican presidential nominee John McCain has come under attack for refusing to release her tax returns Washington Times.
The missive in the conservative-oriented newspaper sternly took her to task for steadfastly refusing, in the face of increasing requests, to release her income tax returns (she files separately from her husband, John McCain, the presumptive Republican presidential nominee).
The editorial notes that "Mrs. McCain is an heiress whose income and assets will directly benefit from the tax policies espoused by her husband. ... Taxpayers and voters are entitled to know how much these benefits will be."
Also criticized is her spouse. Noting that McCain "rightly fancies himself the king of transparency on Capitol Hill," the piece terms it "unimaginable" that he and his staff "can permit this open sore to fester."
Odd that a leader like McCain can't convince his wife that its important to his campaign that she not hide her dirty little money secrets -- I wonder how often he begs her for other favors only to be turned down there as well.
And we're starting to uncover the reasons why Cindy McCain wants to keep her dirty little money secrets -- uhm, secret.
Cindy McCain, the wife of the Republican presumptive nominee for president, has sold off at least $2 million she held in funds with investments in Sudan businesses.
The mutual funds -- American Funds Europacific Growth and American Funds Capital World Growth and Income -- have investments in companies with business in Sudan, according to the Sudan Divestment Task Force, an advocacy organization that has been working to persuade states, universities and other organizations to divest.
"As soon as she was made aware, she sold it," said Brian Rogers, a spokesman for the McCain campaign. "Senator and Mrs. McCain are committed to doing everything possible to end the genocide in Darfur."
Counting down to the headline that screams "Cindy McCain Hired Illegal Immigrants for Housework and Gardening!!!" in 5... 4... 3...
Update: I intended to include this but forgot -- check out the cartoon which accompanies the Washington Times' editorial referenced above:
It highlights the Republicans' and McCain's arrogance nicely. To hell with the American public...
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