Professor of tax law Michael J. Graetz (a former HW Bushie, interestingly enough) makes a good point:
PRESSURE is mounting for Mitt Romney to release more of his financial records. Mr. Romney has made public only his 2010 tax returns and has said his 2011 documents will be released soon.“That’s all that’s necessary for people to understand something about my finances,” he said recently. He is “simply not enthusiastic,” he also said, … [that those additional records will be, you know, scrutinized or something, I paraphrased.]
But it is a good bet that Mr. Romney’s vetters have picked through more than two years of returns of his vice-presidential contenders. And the Senate typically requires more for confirmation to a cabinet or even a subcabinet post.
Maybe we can place a silent hold on Willard's nomination? Well, Prof. Graetz doesn't go that far. But he does next say this:
Until Mr. Romney recognizes the right of voters to understand the finances of their leaders, all we are left with is speculation.
Hmmm. That sounds oddly familiar. Perhaps he is encouraging us?