John McCain says he didn’t decide against Mitt for vice president because of his tax returns, but because Sarah Palin was “the better candidate.”
Yes, he said that, really. This is the kind of stuff people say about Mitt when they’re trying to be helpful.
Mitt was so desperate to be veep that he gave McCain 23 years worth of tax returns. But since this happened in 2008, Johnny Mac never saw Mitt’s 2009 returns, which is the year we think Mittens may have paid zero in federal taxes, rubbing our noses in the fact that we taxpayers are the “little people” Leona Helmsley scoffed at.