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Mrs. McCain’s Taxes

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CREDIT:

John McCain’s campaign released the Senators tax returns, but with a catch — we don’t get to see Mrs. McCain’s taxes, even though she’s an extremely wealthy heiress who actually has the bulk of the family’s money. That’s a preposterous dodge, but it’s actually somewhat less preposterous than the official rationale for the dodge: “In the interest of protecting the privacy of her children, Mrs. McCain will not be releasing her personal tax returns.”

What could that possibly mean? Suppose the Clintons tried to use Chelsea’s privacy as an excuse not to release their financial information — people would have laughed. Then screamed.